- BUTONGE PRIMARY SCHOOL – SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE CASE STUDY TEAM – BUNGOMA
- BUNGOMA SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE PRESENTATION ON 12TH JUNE, 2018
- INTERNATIONAL DISTANCE LEARNING
THERE WERE THREE PRESENTORS: A). HELLEN N. WATITI GRADE 8 BUTONGE PRIMARY SCHOOL – BUNGOMA- KENYA
Hi everyone, my name is Hellen Watiti a grade eight student of Butonge primary school Bungoma Kenya.Welcome participants. OUR SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE GOAL
Our main goal of practicing sustainable agriculture is to meet society’s food and textile needs in the present without compromising the ability of future generation starting from our current generation to meet our own needs.
Being practitioners of sustainable agriculture, we seek to integrate three main objectives in our farm work as follows;
A). A healthy environment
B). Economic profitability and
C). Social economic equity
Therefore, I call upon all countries under OPEN especially schools to be involved in the food system – growers, food processors, distributors, retailers, consumers and waste managers to play a role in ensuring a sustainable agricultural system.
As students of Butonge primary school Bungoma Kenya, our major practice in sustainable agriculture will be to promote soil health, minimize water use and lower pollution levels on our farms.
B) METRINE WEKESA GRADE EIGHT BUTONGE PRIMARY SCHOOL- BUNGOMA KENYA
My name is Metrine Wekesa grade eight of Butonge primary school Bungoma Kenya and am to present over our preparation. Preparation that we are trying to put in place,
Through the school management board, we have been given part of our school land that we will use to practice sustainable agriculture demo plots. In that part of land we are going to divide it into four small plots measuring 6m by 6m or 18ft by 18ft.
We intend to start with two crops i.e beans and sweet potatoes early August this year 2018
Between now to August we are looking forward to do soil sampling to know our school’s soil PH before we prepare for planting.
Thank you, Metrine.
C).EMMANUEL WAFULA GRADE EIGHT BUTONGE PRIMARY SCHOOL- BUNGOMA KENYA: PREPARATION PROCESS
My name is Emmanuel Wafula of Butonge primary school – Bungoma Kenya
After knowing the soil PH, as a school team, we will to collect organic manure (compost manure).
Out of 100 students who will participate in our sustainable agriculture demo plots, especially bean plot, we have resolved each student to come along with two kgs of compost manure and prepare it for planting beans on the plot that we will be doing conservation farming and on a control plot we will use inorganic fertilizer as we continue to study our soil fertility improvement in next planting season.
Not only shall we be monitoring soil fertility improvement, but also see crop production performance.
In our preparation we are seeking technical advice from agricultural experts especially agronomist and agricultural extension offices to inform us more about spacing, pest and disease control among other farming basic technical requirements.
- Is it proper to eat sweet potatoes with their skin (without peeling)?
- How can we control potato weevils?
- Why sometimes bean leaves change color to yellow prematurely?