The garden, located in Kapsongwor village, involves the Kokro Self Help Group that is composed of 32 members (18 women and 16 men) working on half an acre of land. The group was formed with the goals of learning, becoming food secure and generating income.
The garden contains both foreign and indigenous vegetables like black night shade, amaranth, spinach and sukuma wiki, a local variety of vegetable, as well as dry land food crops like cassava. To nourish the soil, compost and animal manure from the members’ homes are used, while pests are dealt with by planting pest repelling plants (companion plants) such as onions and African marigold. The group is likewise preparing for animal rearing (poultry, beekeeping and dairy goats). A number of challenges still must be addressed, such as: a lack of tools, shortage of seeds, and the destruction of crops by animals and erratic rainfall.
Kapsongwor village, West Pokot country