16th to 31st of October 2021
"We are working with the most vulnerable groups in the communities, the women, identifying their biggest needs with them, and then we are trying to improve their social economic enterprises."
Francis is a trainer at the Laikipia Permaculture Center. He is guiding Laikipia communities on making good decisions, building structures and developing collective systematic approaches to improve value addition, producing organic cosmetic products.
In the interview Francis explains how the Laikipia Permaculture Center is supporting the local communities to cope with their difficult situation. They offer a wide range of trainings intending to build resilience in the communities and improve the overall sustainability of the businesses and socio-economic situation of the women. Besides the training in permaculture, also training in leadership, communications, conflict resolutions, governance etc. is provided.
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"To forget how to dig the earth and tend the soil is to forget ourselves."
– Mahatma Gandhi
ARE YOU THINKING OF GROWING YOUR OWN FOOD?
Are you thinking about growing your own food – on your windowsill, your balcony, in the backyard, or in a shamba on the outskirts of your hometown? Would you like to move towards self-sufficiency, not just for yourself, but also for your community and the city where you live?
Did you ever think about a more sustainable, even regenerative way of farming?ShambaJijini Summit brings you stories of people who grow food for their families without the use of chemicals. People, who earn a living from regenerative farming or even created a completely new career path for themselves.
If this is your line of thought, welcome to ShambaJijini.
Meet the pioneers in regenerative urban farming, business and urban livelihoods. Find inspirations in the stories and experiences of ambitious individuals, who are dedicated to produce healthy food and show pathways to regenerative food systems and a good, healthy live.