Kenya is a nation of great cultural and biological diversity, original beauty and an abundance of sun, water, and rich soils. Kitale, in Western Kenya, has been a center of intensive and globalized agricultural production for many years. The depletion of soil and nature, the climate change, desertification, and social injustice challenge us to transform our agricultural practices by employing sustainable methods.
The peoples and tribes of this region have been traditional farmers; they have known how to grow rich and diverse food in a sustainable way. In some communities, the memory of these traditional methods is still with the older people, and is, therefore, still accessible. However, most of the population today is extremely poor. Most people have only tiny plots of land if any at all, and many lack the basic necessities of life: clean water, sufficient food, a place to live, and prospects for the future of their young people. This is what we want to change.