The Agricultural Initiative will provide:
- Food and good nutrition for the residents
- Education in agricultural skills and food production for the residents
- Additional income from the sale of excess produce for the Trust to fund programmes
- A sustainable agribusiness model utilising modern technology, renewable energy, recycling and reusing of waste and by products in an environmentally manner.
Australian Friends of Tandaza is very proud to announce that for the next three years it will be directing it funds from donations and fund-raising activities to the Tandaza Trust’s Agricultural Initiative. The Agricultural Initiative is a crucial step towards sustainability and self-sufficiency for the Trust. It also provides opportunities for the residents to learn skills in agriculture and food production, opening opportunities for employment in the booming agribusiness economy in the Nairobi area.
The Trust envisages developing a Green Foot Print. They will recycle organic waste wherever possible. Horticultural waste will be used as feed for animals where appropriate or will be composted. Compost and animal manure will be used to make biofertilizer. Other waste will be converted into biogas for use by residents and staff at the Centre
Built into The Tandaza Trust Agricultural Initiative is a bimonthly reporting system and quarterly financial reports which will be presented to the Australian Friends of Tandaza. It is estimated that the total project over a three year period will cost $A34,890.
The Tandaza Trust Agricultural Initiative will include both an Horticultural Arm and an Animal Husbandry Arm
The Horticultural Arm, also known as the Greenhouse Project will involve year-long vegetable production with the harvesting of four to five crops per annum. Greenhouses will provide optimum conditions for greater productivity and higher quality crops than open farming. Crop production will be scheduled to meet market needs and greenhouses allow for better management of pest control and diseases.
Benefits: Year-long fresh vegetable supply. Opportunities to learn practical skills as well as community responsibility and basic business skills. Income will be gained for the Trust’s programmes from sale of excess crops.
The Animal Husbandry Arm will include dairy, fish, poultry and rabbit farming as well as bee keeping.
Benefits: Learning invaluable animal husbandry skills. There will be a supply of milk, fish, meat, eggs, rabbit wool, honey for both consumption and income from the sale of excess produce.
When you support Australian Friends of Tandaza you are helping the Tandaza Trust to become a long term sustainable organisation that will empower disadvantaged individuals and transform communities.