Monday, June 28, 2010

UN agency begins procurement scheme to benefit Ethiopian farmers

UN agency begins procurement scheme to benefit Ethiopian farmers

The value of I.C.T training to the people of Sipili.

By Bett Kipsang.
Ngarua Maarifa center stands out in Sipili township as the only place you pop in and access the internet, read books, attend ICT training's and other information services free of charge. The question lingering in the minds of many people is....Read more

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Importance of Water to Man.


Luciah Muthoni Kaguru

Water is used for different purposes at home, for example washing clothes; drinking, bathing, washing utensils and cooking. In farms plants needs water for them to grow well. During dry seasons during water is used to irrigate crops. Livestock needs water for drinking after feeding every day. Some other animals like fish live in water. If they are removed fish from water they die....Read more


Beans are belongs to the group of legumes, they are edible and are an important source of protein in Kenya. They are grown in all for their dry seeds and green pods. They can be intercropped with other crops like maize and cassava....Read More

The universal crop.

Maize in Kenya grows well in an altitude of 2200m above sea level. It prefers medium temperatures, rainfall and attitude....Read More

Importance of crop farming.

Crop farming is an important economic activity in Countries such as Kenya and Uganda.... Read full story

The sweet potatoes

The word 'sweet' is used because of their sweet taste. Sweet potatoes vary in type. There is the white, red and the orange varieties...Read full story

Grafting Of mangoes.

A mango is an evergreen fruit tree of the cashew family. Mangoes are widely cultivated in the tropics. It bears fleshy yellowish fruits that are either eaten ripe or green.....Read full story

Our Environment

Means what surrounds us. These comprises of living things like plants, animals, insects, microscopic organisms and non-living things like rocks, soil, water etc. There are many challenges resulting from people's faillure to become accustomed to their environment.....Read full story

How to tame corruption.

The word Corruption is mentioned virtually everywhere everyday! The most common connotation is that it carries, negative attributes. It is commonly associated with underdevelopment, poverty, unemployment, projects failure etc. People are encouraged to fight corruption, but unless they answer correctly the question ‘‘what is corruption?’’ no meaningful results may be expected...Read full story

Maarifa Center; The Mother of Knowledge.

The following is a moving poem by a youthful user of the Ngarua Maarifa Center. Sam don't mince his words in describing how the Centre has benefited him and the entire community. The young school leaver could not watch from a distance, he has volunteered to help people access information as he also learn computer packages offered free of charge at the center. Enjoy the poem.

You are the mother of information,
You are the source of knowledge,
And the also the source of change,
To the whole of Sipili community,
Thank you ‘BIG’ Ng`arua Maarifa. Read full Poem

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Turkey farming in Ngarua.


A turkey is a large black or white kind of bird that is kept in homes as part of poultry. With good management turkeys are very productive and farmers keep them as a source of income. One can start turkey farming with only one or two turkeys. A female turkey can be reared alone then taken to the male one for the mating so that it can lay quality eggs for incubation. Read full story.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

E-marketing by rural communities

Marketing for Commodities in Ng'arua has gone a notch higher, since the introduction of E-marketing through ''Sokopepe'' system aimed at enabling farmers to access better prices and avoid exploitation by brokers. The video clip explores on farmer's problems, hard work and appeals for interventions.

The Tallest Kales of Ngarua.

Kale or borecole is a form of cabbage (Brassica oleracea Acephala Group), green or purple, in which the central leaves do not form a head. It is considered to be closer to wild cabbage than most domesticated forms...wikipidia’’
Sukuma Wiki is a popular Kenyan side dish that can be made out of collards or kale.

In Kenya, the plant traditionally used is a tall- growing cabbage variety elsewhere known as "walking stick cabbage" for the tall woody stalk it produces. It is often served with ugali, a porridge made from maize. Translated literally from Swahili, sukuma wiki means 'to push out the week', implying that it is a staple used to stretch the family meals to last for the week. Read full story.
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