Kaberamaido Community Garden
KDF aims to empower Vulnerable Rural Youth in Kaberamaido to improve their livelihood prospects and ensure their long-term food security by improving nutrition, agricultural knowledge, and life skills and building self-esteem and gender equality. The project will impart youth with hands-on experience and life-skills to overcome hunger, malnutrition, and the effects of disease. The project will be a place of experiential learning which will introduce the youth to food security and nutrition.
Rural communities need food because families are hungry; gardens offer a good platform to address nutritional needs as good nutrition and eating well makes a large impact on communities health and ability to learn and contribute to sustainable food security in the long term to curb widespread malnutrition, including deficiencies in micronutrients, among children and women are due to poor food consumption and imbalanced diets, as well as poor knowledge about good nutrition and healthy eating practices.
The Garden-based project will include nutrition education, agriculture skills, sustainable resource management and environmental awareness, practical business skills, life skills, and the process of developing and managing the garden itself from planning through production to processing, preserving, and presenting food.
The project will:
- Analyse nutrition needs, practices and attitudes, and community gardening practices to ensure that food production and nutrition learning will genuinely enhance community diet
- Take steps to deal with motivation and attitudinal or conceptual gaps and barriers
- Promote locally-adapted crops and use of local resources
- Promote organic gardening approaches
- Ensure input from agriculture, education, health, and environmental institutions and good coordination between them
- Explore and evaluate local partnerships, community links, and garden management structures; build on existing structures
- Assess capacity resources and gaps in all participants
- Develop value-for-money Information, Education, and Communication strategies
- Start training and materials development
KGI is a nonprofit community of over 30,000 people who are growing some of our own food and helping others to do the same.
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