An ageing farm population is a major challenge to ending world hunger in one of the poorest regions of the world, two African farmers association representatives told a World Food Day Conference in Dublin yesterday.Read More
What’s in a Name?
The challenges facing those engaged in the development process can be many and varied –as is illustrated by one particular case which confronted Self Help Africa extension staff in the Lare District of Kenya, when they began their work.The challenge presented itself when Self Help began working with a group … Read MoreRead More
Diversification of Crops Paying Dividends
For many smallholder farmers in the Rift Valley, tilling the soil is more necessity than calling, more occupation than interest. They do it to eat, to support a family, to survive. They usually do it also to grow maize. But to John Mwangi, farming has always been more than that; … Read MoreRead More
Goat scheme feeding many mouths
Supporting and feeding a family in Kenya’s Rift Valley is difficult for many – producing the food required to feed a community of orphans greatly increases the challenge.
But that is what the Imani New Step group in Kamathata village near Nakuru are doing, and their task has been made far easier as a result of the agricultural support provided by Self Help Africa.Read More
Galway Kenya Run
World record holder and Olympic Gold medalist David Rudisha won the hearts of thousands of Irish fans, when he visited close to a dozen schools and competed in a series of showcase events in the West of Ireland recently. The Kenyan champion and his Irish-born coach Br. Colm O’Connell were in Galway in September, for a charity run and other events that will raise funds to support Self Help Africa and other charities.Read More