#543 — “Thank You for Coming”

Whenever there is a celebration, wedding, or funeral, photographers show up and take pictures to sell of those attending the event. They quickly print them and display them on masking tape. Attendees can buy one for 50/- (50 US cents) each. This picture is from the Peace Summit organized by Friends Church Peace Teams that Gladys and I attended last READ MORE

#542 — Report on Poultry Seminar

A picture of our chicken coop which is big enough to hold a hundred or more hens. A few weeks ago, Gladys and I attended a seminar on raising poultry for eggs and meat. It was held at Spring Park Motel in Turbo, the next town from us. The venue was packed. I estimated that over 150 farmers attended. The READ MORE

#538 — Conclusion, Small-Scale Farming

 If given adequate support, these small-scale Kenyan farmers can feed all of Kenya and produce surpluses for export. Picture from Bilaterals.org. With small-scale farming in Kenya as an example, I have made the case that it is small-scale farmers who will feed the world with improved nutrition. Large-scale commercial, industrial agriculture, which has received the major proportion of international attention READ MORE

#537 — Burundi

The hills of Burundi. Notice that there is no bench terracing and that the fields are orientated up and down the hills with no erosion control measures. Photo by Wageningen University and Research. Agriculture in Burundi is poorly developed. Burundi is one of the poorest countries in the world. It is slightly larger than Rwanda with slightly less people (11,844,520) READ MORE

#536 — Rwanda

This is a picture of the hills around Byumba, Rwanda. Notice the large number of bench terraces on these hills. Picture from Hope International From 1999 until recently I traveled to Rwanda two or three times per year and was able to observe the development of agriculture in that country. Rwanda has adopted many improvements that could be easily done READ MORE

#535 — Reasons for the Demographic Transition in Kenya

Kenya Population – 2019 Age Total Female Male Total 49,142,516 24,630,484 24,512,032 0-4 5,531,359 2,752,479 2,778,880 5-9 6,473,488 3,228,365 3,245,123 10-14 6,650,319 3,318,340 3,331,979 15-19 5,605,722 2,802,364 2,803,358 20-24 4,292,846 2,153,952 2,138,894 25-29 3,988,032 1,995,127 1,992,905 30-34 3,796,346 1,891,436 1,904,910 35-39 3,402,750 1,690,216 1,712,534 40-44 2,600,659  1,262,969 1,337,690 Source: http://www.geoba.se/country.php?cc=KE This is a chart of age groups in five year READ MORE

#534 — The Demographic Transition in Kenya

Some of our family – in back, grand-niece Trinah; center left, grand-son Brian; center right, grand-daughter Faith (with shirt given to her by my grand-daughter Jayla), and front, grand-daughter, Rembo. When I lived in Kenya in the 1960s, Kenya had a fertility rate – the number of children the average woman would have during her child-bearing years – of over READ MORE