Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Property lost in midnight fire

The small scale traders in Sipili trading center in laikipia county, are counting loses incurred, when their hard earned property went up in midnight flames.

Property of unknown value was destroyed by the raging fires which gutted through shops made of timber. The cause of the fire has not been known, but residents attributes it to an exploded cooking stove.

Trades watched helplessly, since they had no means of putting off the fire, the fire engines can only be found in big towns.

New cash crop to replace conventional farming.

With widespread knowledge of agribusiness, farmers in ng’arua are quickly adopting and planting high value and drought tolerant crops. For many years, Peter Muturi Luka, have been planting maize in a three-quarter-acre farm, the maize yield were far from enough for his family needs.

 The highest he could expect was five to eight thousand shillings in a year; to make matters worse he lives with the risk of watching his crops wither due to frequent long dry spells common in laikipia. Read more.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Leleshwa Agricultural field day.

The Ngarua Maarifa Center participated in an agricultural field day held at the farm of Mr. Ndirangu Waruingi of Leleshwa village, Muhotetu division on 19TH Jan 2010. 127 community members attended the field day, (84-M & 43-F). 10 stakeholders also attended from NGOs, CBO, Banks, companies and self help groups. 

 Ngarua Maarifa Center.
The Ngarua Maarifa center’s stand was strategically set up at the entrance of the farm. We displayed our magazines, books, and people watched videos in Ipods. Read more.
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