Saturday, October 30, 2010

The impact of Ngarua Media Encounter.

The impact of Ngarua media encounter is impressive; the reports on the Radio and television reached and sensitized many people about the services offered at the Ngarua Maarifa center. On Wednesday 30th/09/ 2010, just a day after the television news went on air, we started receiving phone calls and special visitors who are keenly interested to know what goes on at the Maarifa center. Read more

Monday, October 25, 2010

Farmer to farmer exchange visits.

  The members of Laikipia Center for Knowledge and information (LACKIN), and Ngarua ALIN focal group are unique in the way they share knowledge. Farmer-to-farmer exchange visits organized every month, where participants’ visits each other’s farms to learn new farming techniques, challenges and solutions to problems experienced. Read full  story. 

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Healthiest Foods on Earth

1. Berries
All berries are low in sugar and high in fiber. Blueberries have been shown to increase memory in lab studies, and raspberries and strawberries are loaded with ellagic acid, a powerful antioxidant that seems to have some anti-cancer properties, according to the American Cancer Society. Read more.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

The plight of small-scale Agro-traders.

Small-scale farmers in Ngarua are trying their best to make ends meet. The farmers struggle with unfavorable climatic conditions, but even when they have managed to produce crops, they are still faced with a bigger challenge of accessing better markets for their commodities.

For the last eleven years, Mr Kinyua have relied on small-scale agro-business. He operates a grocery at Sipili trading center and buys his wares from farmers within the area and even have to travel as far as Tanzania for other commodities that are not available locally, though some of the crops can grow in Sipili, most farmers lack the knowhow or even the seeds.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Youths finds treasure at Maarifa center.

The youths learning I.C.T at Ngarua maarifa centre have taken the responsibility to ensure that the latter shines clean before classes commence every morning. As the saying goes, ''cleanliness is next to godliness'' they made a duty roster, as a guided for all the students carry out the noble duty. Read full story.

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Sharing about the services of the Ngarua Maarifa Center with farmers at Olomoran

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

''Fish and Frogs Rain'' Strange weather Occurence due to climate change.

Fish and frogs falling from the sky is an expected phenomenon, resulting from the stinging effects of climate change, Dr Mukabana of the metrological department said fish and frogs are sucked from the water surface by strong winds into the clouds, which eventually rain down all that has been collected.

When this happens on land, it is referred to as a tornado but if it occurs on water, it is called a waterspout.The Lake Victoria basin is among areas where this has been reported.
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