Situated in Omorio, Kyere school is one of the oldest in this peri-urban area of Serere District and has a one-acre plot of land reserved for agricultural education. The school has 1,013 students who have had little chance of participating in food production in recent years due to political instability and the reliance on food aid by families. The school garden has actually existed since the late 1990s, but civil unrest disrupted its use for most of this time. Back in production with support from Slow Food, the garden now gives students an opportunity to learn how to produce their own good, clean and fair food at school, and to build enough knowledge to replicate the methods in their homes. The garden has been planted with locally sourced crops including tomatoes, sorghum, cowpeas, millet, codo, cucumbers, pumpkin and cassava. Challenges to be address include improving water harvesting and irrigation and obtaining an adequate quantity of gardening tools and materials.
Omorio village, Kyere Parish, Kyere subcounty, Serere district