By Martha Awinoh What does International Woman’s Day mean to you? International women’s day is celebrating women’s achievements while recognizing that there is still a lot of work to be done to achieve gender balance. It means pushing for better gender balance at work, in politics and in families and women truly being equal partners […]

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By Martha Awinoh Planting trees has over time proven to have immense advantages ranging from its economic, environmental and even health benefits for individuals and the community at large. However, due to the realisation of the concept of deforestation the earth has lost more than half of its natural trees. Deforestation has scientifically been proven […]

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By Fiona Imbali. The OAIC management team recently visited Tanzania’s clusters for the Livelihoods programme to monitor progress of the implementation process. Areas visited included Rorya, Mwanza, and Geita. Farmers in Riagati Rorya continue to experience tremendous improvement in their farming practices as a result of trainings organised by OAIC. From Maize and sorghum farming […]

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By Fiona Imbali In 2016, the fall armyworm  (FAW) scientifically known as (Spodoptera frugiperda) was first discovered in Nigeria. 2 years later it continues to wreak havoc ravaging farms across the East African region. Native to the tropical and sub-tropical regions of the America’s, in its larval stage it feeds on over 80 plant species […]

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What can people do as a group? Kamuthi B -Juja is a Self Help Group barely two years old. It was started with one purpose of farming together. With contributions of sh. 200 each (4 men and 15 women) and support from OAIC, the group were able to lease 2 acres of land for the […]

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“Since the start of this project on food security I have gained several breakthroughs which have changed my mindset completely. Cultivation of draught resistant grops has benefited me immensly. Food is no longer a luxury like before. This has brought joy and delight in my household. The training received from the church and barazas has […]

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Who would have imagined that a region prone to drought with a rugged topography would yield healthy crops  to feed a community. Even more, who would have thought that communities so passionate about pastrolism would see an alternative in crop cultivation? The intervention of OAIC and its partners is gradually changing this mindset  through the […]

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Among the 8 Millenium Development Goals set out in the year 2000, the first one is to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger. The goal is to see the population who suffer from hunger reduced by half by the year 2015. The Food and Agriculture Organisation-FAO reckons that 805 million people still suffer from chronic hunger […]

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Women play a very critical role in the development process. In a typical African set up, rural women have the primary responsibility of maintaining the household. They raise children, grow and prepare food, manage family poultry, and collect fuel wood and water. But women also play an important, largely unpaid, role in generating family income […]

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