Kenia | Landbouw en handarbeid

Kenia | Landbouw en handarbeid

Steek je handen uit de mouwen tijdens een groepsproject in Kenia. Dit project vindt plaats van 1 t/m 22 mei en biedt ruimte aan 20 deelnemers in de leeftijd van 18 t/m 99 jaar. Jouw werkzaamheden richten zich op landbouw.

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Let op: naast het inschrijfgeld betaal je ter plekke nog een lokale bijdrage van € 300.
Beschrijving

Werk

• Volunteers will be assigned tasks to work on the farm and this will include office and field work PROJECT ACTIVITIES WHY ORGANIC AGRICULTURE? • A problem in today’s agriculture is the need for cash. This need moves the nation as a whole and especially the farmer into cash crop farming. Most of which are non – food crops. • The family food production is often neglected. • This leads to poorer diets and poorer health of the farming community. The remedy for this situation is organic farming. A JOINT STUDENT EXCHANGE KIOF, is a long-term training institution partnering with Rural Community in Development (RUCID) which is Uganda specialized in formal training in organic agriculture, community mobilization, processing and marketing of organic products (both local and export markets. Scope The nature of KOIF/RUCID collaboration include: I. Joint programs for school leavers and rural youth in training organic agriculture at certificate and Diploma levels. II. Awarding Certificates and Diplomas III. Exchange of students to Kenya and Mityana, Uganda. IV. Exposure to Biomedicine Medicinal herbs, product value addition and organic export marketing. Practical Learning Students who participate in this program experience “hands on” learning situations in: I. Organic production methods in crops and animal husbandry. II. Organic products processing, value addition, and certification. III. Organic packaging and marketing both locally and internationally. Exposure ¨ Students get a rare opportunity of doing their studies in both Uganda and Kenya ¨ Students Learn to travel across the Kenyan border s and gain cultured experience of other communities Some of KIOF achievements.  Creating awareness and providing practical training in organic farming methods to farmers, equally men and women, the rural youth, extension officers, trainers and project managers.  Conducting on farm trials and data gathering in organic farming in medium and high potential areas in Kenya.  Gathering and disseminating information on organic farming throughout Eastern African region.  Stimulating the formation of organizations and networks on organic farming in Eastern Africa.  Facilitating marketing of organic produce.  Facilitating the understanding of organic standards.

Accommodatie en maaltijden

• Volunteers will stay in the institute’s dormitories that are shared with the students and there is electricity and water connection to the institute. • Volunteers have an obligation to climb down the level of the people with the aim of exposure to development challenges. • KVDA will provide foodstuffs and volunteers will cook their own meals in turns. • Water is available from springs and it is recommended that drinking water should be boiled or medicated. • Mineral water available at supermarkets is also recommended. • There is electricity connection to the institution and the volunteers have an opportunity to use electric appliances • Furthermore, we invite you to bring typical food, spices, drinks, games and music from your country (for an intercultural evening) – and a lot of motivation!

Locatie en vrije tijd

Volunteers will have the opportunity for excursions: • There are possibilities for group excursions during the work camp and especially over the weekends and these will be done at an extra cost borne by the volunteer. • Such excursions should be organized in consultation with the community leaders and the KVDA project facilitator will play a key role. • It should also be noted that majority of Kenyan volunteers are either students or youths out of school and may not have money for such excursions and volunteers from other nations have no obligation to pay for those who do not have money. • This issue should be handled with care so as to avoid possible conflict that would be injurious to harmonious relations among volunteers. • National Heritage: Kenya is a home of the 8 wonders of the world synonymous with the unique phenomenon that happens once a year with the migration of the wild beast from Serengeti National Park in Tanzania through the Mara River to Maasai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya. Likewise, Shimba Hills National Reserve at the Coast of Kenya offers variety of wild animals that include Giraffes, Impala, Warthog, Baboons, Sykes monkeys, Sable Antelope, Elephants e.t.c. The volunteers have the possibility of visiting Lake Victoria, Kakamega forest, the famous crying stone and Kogelo village that is the birthplace of the father of the current USA President Barrack Obama situated 70 Kms away from the project site.

Vereisten

WHAT TO CARRY: • Working clothes, light clothes during working hours and warm clothes especially during camp fire. • Gloves • Mosquito net and mosquitoes’ repellent • Musical instrument {optional} • Sleeping bag, mat and a pillow. • Torch or flash light • Water purifiers {optional}. • Personal effects {i.e., soap, toothpaste, toiletries} • National flag of your country • Meals you will prepare to be shared among the participants during the cultural nights from your country. • Donations in form of books or learning materials appropriate for Primary school children, toys, balls, e.t.c. are welcome. • Kindly note that medical donations are inappropriate • A happy and positive attitude.

Opmerkingen

• Organic farming is based on mixed farming principles. Experiences show that mixed farming practices lead to better food and income stability. It does not exclude the cash crop but it puts it in the right place. • The cash crop can become part of the farm’s crop rotation which puts emphasis on diversity of crops thereby raising the ecological balance of the farm. It provides a more complete diet for the family. Diversity in production means less risk, and better food and health within the farm. • Production is based on maximum recycling of organic wastes and careful handling of manures and composts, careful soil cultivation and use of natural rock minerals, if necessary. • Weed control is based on crop rotation and physical methods. Pests and disease control is sustained by understanding and maintaining physical, biological and ecological balances. These include traditional methods which are now being scientifically proven. • The use of trees for shade, mulching, soil improvement, fruit, fodder and fuel production is of great importance, and correct understanding of their place on the farm is part of organic practice. Besides, trees protect the land from strong winds and improve the climate of the area. • A fresh look is taken at the question of marketing. This is done with a view to improved understanding of the needs of the grower and the requirements of the consumer. • Thinking in terms of organic agriculture means reviving and developing sound husbandry practices which include the human and the social surroundings of the farm. The farm is able to function as an organism in which all parts support each other.

Projectnaam

Kenya Institute of Organic Farming

Projectcode

KVDA/STV/05A

Land

Soort werk

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Startdatum

1-5-2021

Einddatum

22-5-2021

Aantal vrijwilligers

20 (8 mannen en 12 vrouwen)

Leeftijd

18 t/m 99 jaar

Lokale bijdrage

€ 300

Taal

Sustainable Development Goal

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