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Libraries: Working with the Land

Agriculture is one of driving forces behind the Kenyan economy, and while Kenyans are divided in many ways, they are united in their love of the land and of farming! Even in the urban slums, families often keep chickens and goats, and the practice of growing vegetables in containers made from old cement sacks is growing in popularity and improving nutrition.

So, as part of our effort to meet the information needs of all of our communities and their members, KidsLibs is happy to be launching Libraries: Working With the Land in all of our centres, both rural and urban, with help from Biovision and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI).

Biovision is furnishing us with easily understandable and accessible software about best practices in small-holder farming, including both crops and livestock, while ILRI is providing informational materials for our centers on care and feeding of livestock, prevention and identification and treatment of common livestock diseases, etc.

Nairobi Cow

We anticipate that as local communities begin to see how written information and learning about farming practices benefit them directly, parents who have previously kept their children out of school to work on the land will let their children attend school to learn to read and access this useful information and knowledge.