The effects of climate change have been felt globally, particularly in Africa with the already existing harsh conditions.
At the end of September, 2016, we held a training with the African Christian Church & Schools (ACC&S) field staff who work with the Embu food security project, Kenya. The staff had challenges in data collection in the communities. The Ten Seed Technique is a simple participatory data collection tool which was
Africa is experiencing negative social, economic and environmental impacts of climate change and environmental degradation as over 70% of the natural disasters are related to extreme weather and climate. Tens of thousands of hectares of farmlands in Africa have been so degraded that they no longer produce adequate or regular crops or
The pigeon pea crop is a drought tolerant leguminous shrub that is planted by farmers as a green manure/cover crop and most importantly for home consumption. CBM in partnership with CFGB and the African Christian Church & Schools (ACC&S) runs a food security project in Embu, Kenya. Figure 3: Pigeon Pea at
In Africa, CBM currently runs 4 food security projects which target about 3,000 farmers in partnership with the Canadian Foodgrains Bank (CFGB), in the Democratic Republic of Congo (2), Rwanda (1) and Kenya (1). In May 2016, I had an opportunity to visit farmers in Muku area, Walungu Territory, South Kivu Province,
Serving in Kenya Ruth serves with CBM as Senior Food Security Specialist in Africa, with specific reference to the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Rwanda and South Sudan. She is Kenyan and brings her expertise in community development, program design, monitoring and evaluation as well as commitment to integral mission, and deep faith