We are hugely proud of the recent graduates of the third cycle of Furrows in the Desert (FID), a sustainable agriculture project in the Turkana Region in the northern part of Kenya. The graduates have recently completed an intensive training course focused on enabling them to grow food to support their families and communities even in semi-arid and harsh climates.
Together with our partners (MCSPA -The Missionary Community of St. Paul the Apostle, and the ACSD – the Arava Centre for Sustainable Development), Israeli farm managers and volunteers, we have trained 45 locals of the in Turkana region in the northern part of Kenya.
Each of the participants has committed to training others in their communities, and today over 100 cultivated plots are being farmed by our graduates and their trainees – a huge success in a desert region where climate change and drought has lead to high levels of poverty and severe malnutrition.
We wish the very best of luck to the next group of promising farmers who are very excited to be joining the program soon!