Growing Bananas and Cassavas for Poverty – Growing Bananas and Cassavas for Poverty Eradication

With dwindling returns on maize farming and unpredictable rainfall patterns, small scale farmers with small plots can no longer afford to solely rely on maize to feed their bulging families. Subsistence farmers must embrace growing alternative crops that can ensure high yields from their small plots and mitigate food insecurity. William Ouma’s demonstration farm seeks to encourage the subsistence farmers from Konyango Village, Kisumu, Kenya to grow bananas and cassavas as alternatives to maize farming and ensure food security during famine.

This grant will enable him to develop his demo farm to support farmers with needed farm inputs and tools, distribute quality banana suckers and cassava cuttings to farmers in his village to boost food production, ensure food security, improve nutrition and create jobs for farmers.