Farming is done by a few members within our communities who work so hard to feed all of us. In fact if farmers decided to change their roles what would happen to our markets and the availability of good food. However they are the least celebrated within our communities and it is against this background that we decided to invite a few farmers from our community to a cup of tea so as to celebrate their work.
It was a pleasure hosting the farmers on Saturday 21st November from 3:00-7:00p.m. We toured the school farm while identifying possible areas of collaboration. We later on gathered in our school library and working in five groups the farmers were able to describe their areas of expertise and our teachers together with the students also described the agricultural activities we engage in as a school. Later on we ventured into identifying the challenges our farmers face as they go about their businesses. We used the Norminal Group Technique(NGT) for our discussion where each individual in the group was able to raise a number of issues and together as a group these were themed into six major areas. Then each group posted their issues on the board and together all the issues were further themed into 5 major areas.
Training needs for farmers,extension workers and veterinary doctors was one of the major issue. Others included; fake seeds and inputs,poor breeds of animals,bad market prices and inappropriate middle men. We later on served and had a working cup of tea.
We agreed to organise training workshops according to particular needs from the farmers. As a school we promised to host some of these training sessions and to support tour visits to renown farmers by providing transport facilities. We also agreed to set up an SMS platform that will facilitate the communication among the farmers as well as a data base that will provide information on reliable input dealers. Gayaza High School will provide good breeds of animals to the farmers at a reasonable fee but also to continue with the give away of a calf whenever chance arises.One of the visiting farmers not from our community donated a good breed cow which we ring faced to support the teacher farmers. The first calf will be given to a teacher ready to have it and through the sale of milk we will raise funds to support the community collaboration project. We hope to find other sustainability options.
Farmer is given a good cup of tea for their hard work and toil. All the steps of the good tea and https://www.topdissertations.org/edubirdie-review/ are mounting for refined relations. The farmers are the backbone of the society for the provision of the food and serials.