sécurité alimentaire, marchés céréaliers, organisations paysannes, transformation
Food Security and Livelihood project in Lamu East county of Kenya bordering Somalia. The project targets one of the last forest communities in Kenya-the Boni, who were predominantly hunters and gatherers. Honey is a major component of their diet which they gather from the wild. Lately with the government's declaration of Dudori forest as game reserve and nature conservancy, the Boni felt the shock of sudden change from their normal way of life. Having no back ground in agriculture and food production, this evacuation from the forests and resettlement into villages made them vulnerable to food insecurity and poverty due to deprived source of livelihood. This project seeks to enhance their resilience to the vagaries of drought and poverty through identification and adoption of alternative livelihood sources. Moreover it seeks to improve food availability and quality by diversifying food sources and promotion of drought tolerant crops. As such breeds of livestock and domestic birds with high resistance to drought conditions will be introduced for adoption by the community. The people will also be sensitized on the importance of natural resources at their disposal, the most predominant being the Indian ocean. The project looks to promote fish and crab farming as alternative sources of livelihood and quality food. The project implementation period is twenty four months until December 2013, with possible period extension.
Food production and Food and nutrition security at the level of small farm hoseholds, intra household relationships, and labor.
organic farming,innovative technology(renewable energy, water conservation
a master's in agricultural leadership, specializing in hunger issues and food security. My thesis is regarding Moringa oleifera and diffusion of innovation.
Small Plot Farming using sustainable Farming Practices. This is principally targeted at options for supporting low income earners in rural and semi-urban settings
Agriculture Economics Course
I am student studying agricultural development
I recently completed a Master’s degree in International Development and Globalization with the University of Ottawa. The subject of my dissertation linked obesity, chronic non communicable diseases and food security with specific focus on the Caribbean. The research was based on a year spent in Barbados where I was an FOA volunteer consultant working with Garden Based Learning initiatives within the primary school system. This was followed by certification in Gender and Development with the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill campus. During my year in Barbados, I had the pleasure of interviewing a range of stakeholders including local farmers, agriculture specialists, and government extension officers from the Ministries of Agriculture, Education, Health, and Gender. I met many incredible people around the Caribbean who were committed to improving both agriculture and health. These people motivated me and developed a strong passion towards overcoming the challenges facing food and nutrition security in the region. I would very much like to work in this field, build and even stronger network, and continue to learn.
Thesis Title: Ignoring a Silent Killer: Obesity and Food Security in the Caribbean (Case Study: Barbados)
URL: http://www.ruor.uottawa.ca/en/handle/10393/23229 (Click on the PDF link at the bottom of the page)