Caroline Auma Otswele, Matungu Sub-County Grain Bank Initiative
More than 75 percent of Kenyans make some part of their living in agriculture, and the sector accounts for more than a fourth of Kenya’s gross domestic product, although over 10 billion Kenyan shillings (120 million USD) is being lost due to inadequate storage facilities and knowledge. In Matungu, Kenya, Caroline Auma Otswele is addressing this concern through her project, Matungu Sub-County Grain Bank Initiative, based on the need to help the rural subsistence farmers to get the best value for their harvest. Caroline will train twenty farmers for five days in post harvest handling and management practices, marketing, harvesting methods and storage techniques, who are then expected to share their new skills to women farmers.
EAST AFRICA HUB GRANT 2016