Tagged With "Kenya"

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Re: My topic of interest is land reclamation

Samuel Kariuki (Tigithi) ·
According to my understanding we can make land more useful by use of various way;1 converting desert places into irrigation.2 draining swampy areas.3 making drenches.4 in stoney areas we can apply soil.
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Re: My topic of interest is land reclamation

Ken Saibuli (Tigithi) ·
I like your topic because it is interesting to know others peoples thought lovely.
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Re: My topic of interest is land reclamation

Tobi Nakamura (Alumni) ·
Here, majority of farmers and hobbyist buy nutrient rich soils. Companies make these either by using livestock manure or artificially creating nitrogen compounds(ex. haber process). There are many other means of fertilization used but this is the most commonly used.
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Re: My topic of interest is land reclamation

wilsonkariuki ·
Wow i visited one of farmer near our school and he told me that he has a land that was left open after it was mined this makes it useless for agricultural practices.
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Re: My topic of interest is land reclamation

Tobi Nakamura (Alumni) ·
Did he say more specifically why its unusable? Does the soil not contain enough nutrients, is there not enough water, or is the land not flat enough since it was dug up?
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Re: My topic of interest is land reclamation

wilsonkariuki ·
My interest is on agriculture.
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Re: My topic of interest is land reclamation

Pablo Lopez (Alumni) ·
That sounds like a good topic. What makes a land useless? What purposes could said land be used for? Are you looking to re claim it for agriculture or for other purposes?
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Re: Agriculture Education: Research (week 5)

Mr. Mburu (Admin) ·
You're right. The agriculture classes normally cover the theory which is translated into practical skills in the farm. Ordinarily this would be the best approach. .. we're it not for shortage of time versus a bloated quantity of curricula to be covered. In your country, it looks like agriculture is handled like a snack! Meanwhile it's really not the amount of work covered but how thorough it has been covered. Both ways, there are merits so I would urge that it's handled as recommended by...
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Re: Ongoing Reflection

Francis Wachira (Tigithi) ·
Originally Posted by Francis Wachira: Desi thats wonderfull learning about something and trying to work on it! I think it's good to embark on agricultre be oz it's all about the economy and without that the economy cannotgrow,the population cannot increas so I think your idia is gogious and I wold join you to know much about agriculter,don't regret you will get another chance keep it up☺️!
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Re: Agriculture Education: Research (week 5)

Fadhili Katana (Alumni) ·
I also wonder how can a student learn without doing practical activities?Any way you can not blem for the government because it is a tradition.If the government will accept your idea then it could be a very good thing for the students.For us in Kenya we don't only relay on curriculum we also do farm activities.For example in the exam the invigilator supervises the students in the farm in order to give them marks.This method enables the learners to acquire enormous skills.It teaches the...
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Re: Agriculture Education: Research (week 5)

Samuel Kariuki (Tigithi) ·
Desi,its good seen your approach on agriculture education in Kenya but come to think of home science,art and craft and music.Nice topics,aren't they?But they no longer exist in public schools.They preferred agriculture to them.Its so ironic that agriculture is a composery in some schools.Why should i go by agriculture when my passion is arts that don't exist in my sch timetable
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Re: Agriculture Education: Research (week 5)

Desi Chek (Alumni-LFAS) ·
Originally Posted by Mr. Mburu (teacher): You're right. The agriculture classes normally cover the theory which is translated into practical skills in the farm. Ordinarily this would be the best approach. .. we're it not for shortage of time versus a bloated quantity of curricula to be covered. In your country, it looks like agriculture is handled like a snack! Meanwhile it's really not the amount of work covered but how thorough it has been covered. Both ways, there are merits so I would...
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Re: Ongoing Reflection

Mr. Mburu (Admin) ·
You have embarked on a truly ambitious and practical undertaking. I'm excited on the fact that you seem to have looked at a basic agricultural concept of efficient water management. The soils in Laikipia are rich in nutrients which have least been tapped. The major huddle however is the behavioural pattern of rainfall which is poorly spread, unreliable and usually lower in amounts. This calls for short season crops and those that can withstand recurrent long drought seasons. The major...
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Re: Ongoing Reflection

Juolin Lee (LFAS - Alumni) ·
It sounds like such an amazing experience! once again I felt the magical power of how much people can learn from a different culture and from one another. I really love the water-conserving garden! it sounds so useful and easy to build, I think this method should be introduce to more people, and I can't wait to see how it will turn out next summer!
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Re: Agriculture Education: Research (week 5)

Joy Evans Wangui (Loise) ·
too bad that you guys dont have agricultural classes like we kenyan students do to get more information about agriculture activities
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Re: Agriculture Education: Research (week 5)

Hezekiah Maina (Thome) ·
agriculture helps very much because it involves practical and we learn how to grow our food.I wonder how you people glow your crops without the knowledge about agriculture.
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Re: Grand Finale

Joseph Muthui (Mentor) ·
Hallo Desi.I am Joseph Muthui, Principal Irura Primary School.I am happy to report that I received your email on companion planting. I thank you so much for that educative information. I will do it practically in school and at home.I am also happy to note that you started your own kitchen garden. I look forward to working with with you and your colleagues in future projects. Thanks a lot.
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Re: Grand Finale

Desi Chek (Alumni-LFAS) ·
Originally Posted by Joseph Muthui (Mentor): Hallo Desi.I am Joseph Muthui, Principal Irura Primary School.I am happy to report that I received your email on companion planting. I thank you so much for that educative information. I will do it practically in school and at home.I am also happy to note that you started your own kitchen garden. I look forward to working with with you and your colleagues in future projects. Thanks a lot. I'm really glad you will be able to use that information on...
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Re: Grand Finale

George Gitonga (Alumni) ·
Quite right,agriculture is a backbone to Kenyans and the economy,it's really nice to see you put up a good research,I like the video and have learnt something on sugarcanes I didnt know,I also have a garden which I plant flowers of different types which is beautiful,thanks desi for that little lesson and keep up!
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Re: Cash Crops: research week 3

Maya Nue-Lee (Alumni) ·
Fantastic research! Very thorough and well-explained!
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Re: Research/New Knowledge (week 1)

Thank you! Wow, that's pretty cool actually to delve into this project on an unbiased level. That takes a lot of spunk good luck!!
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Re: Research/New Knowledge (week 1)

Amazing research. I feel like a lot of this stuff people don't really know about. I hope you don't mind me asking, but what are you trying to prove with this post? Are you against industrialized farming, are you hoping to support the agricultural communities more, do you think plants are stupid, what are your views on this ??
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Re: Research/New Knowledge (week 1)

Desi Chek (Alumni-LFAS) ·
I don’t mind at all! I’m not really trying to prove anything yet, as I’m still in the research stage which should be unbiased. My inquiry question is “how does sustainability in agriculture affect the Kenyan population?” I’m really just trying to gain knowledge on my topic at this point. I’m also doing a bit of a comparison of Kenyan and North American agriculture as my last project was centered around agriculture in Fort Langley. As for my views, I think being self sustaining is great!
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Re: Research/New Knowledge (week 1)

Newton Mwangi (Tigithi) ·
true, not only Kenya but Africa is meant for farming, in most parts the land is very fertile.
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Re: Research/New Knowledge (week 1)

George Gitonga (Alumni) ·
Woooow,thats very good desi,keep up with the good work,i have learnt something very interesting today,am grateful.
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Re: Research/New Knowledge (week 1)

Victor Mageto (Alumni) ·
This was really amazing.I wonder whether there back in Canada citizens also depend on agriculture.sone parts of Kenya do solely depend on agriculture especially areas which are in highlands and receive rainfall
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Re: Research/New Knowledge (week 1)

Samuel Kariuki (Tigithi) ·
wow,what a wonderful research.it true that most of Kenyan land is fertile but the people who own them either don' have the capital to put it in to productivity.other have the capital but are not in agriculture and are not willing to rent n them hence lowering food production in kenya
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Re: Cash Crops: research week 3

Josh Groom ·
Very interesting research there, and it kinda begs the question to if cash crops are a necessary evil for the country.
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Re: Cash Crops: research week 3

Desi Chek (Alumni-LFAS) ·
Originally Posted by Victor Mageto: wow!fantastic research..did you look how food crop has been of great help to people living in rural areas?I think by looking into this,it will help you know much about Kenyan economy. Thank you! By food crops are you referring to subsistence crops? Subsistence agriculture is self-sufficient farming in which the farmers focus on growing enough food to feed themselves and their families. I have been doing some research on subsistence farming and would like...
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Re: Cash Crops: research week 3

Desi Chek (Alumni-LFAS) ·
Originally Posted by Josh Groom: Very interesting research there, and it kinda begs the question to if cash crops are a necessary evil for the country. Cash crops definitely have an important role and I think there's no way to stop cash cropping. They are too big a part of Kenya's economy and no one will want to stop buying chocolate and coffee no matter what the adverse effects are. I think the best thing we can do in this situation is support fair trade products so people in developing...
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Re: Cash Crops: research week 3

Victor Mageto (Alumni) ·
wow!fantastic research..did you look how food crop has been of great help to people living in rural areas?I think by looking into this,it will help you know much about Kenyan economy.
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Re: Cash Crops: research week 3

Gloria Serianae (Loise) ·
i was wondering whether you looked at the other side of cash crops like its disadvantages mostly to the farmers
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Re: Cash Crops: research week 3

George Gitonga (Alumni) ·
for a country to achieve economic growth,it has to start with agriculture.USA,Britain all started from agrarian revolution
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Re: Cash Crops: research week 3

Desi Chek (Alumni-LFAS) ·
Originally Posted by Gloria Serianae: i was wondering whether you looked at the other side of cash crops like its disadvantages mostly to the farmers I was trying to look at both the advantages and disadvantages of cash crops in my research. Such as its huge contribution to Kenya's gross domestic product, although it is not enough to help the country out of debt because of its various downfalls. One being that it forces developing countries to import more food, which increases the cost of...
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Re: Cash Crops: research week 3

Banice Mwangi (Loise) ·
i love the disadvantages you came up with since its true that cash crop farmers get low wages which is minimum as compared to the much work they do to grow the crops.Like recently in kenya most sugarcane farmers are earning poorly yet they play a big part in sugar production.This makes them disappointed and they get discouraged from growing the sugarcane crop.Hence the country is made to import sugar from other countries like Uganda.
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Re: THINK ABOUT THIS

Fadhili Katana (Alumni) ·
I think we Kenyans needs to compare ourselves with other countries like Malawi and even Brazil where they had female president.not only the male who knows about development no! if so ask yourself how far have we go in raising our living standard?it up on the government to give ladies chance of campaigning to become parastatols.i think ladies have the passion to move this country ahead than men because they hate corruption.
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Re: Canadian&Kenyan Social Values:Education

Desi Chek (Alumni-LFAS) ·
When we went to Kenya and visited the schools, I was shocked by the ratio of students to teachers. I think it's unfair to the teachers and the students to have such large classes and a limited supply of teachers to teach them. Have you found any information on how the Kenyan government is trying to remedy this situation? Also, where are your sources? I'm interested to know if you got your information from the people we met on our trip or if it's mostly from the internet.
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Re: Boneace Chagara (Mentor)

Flora Xia (Alumni-LFAS) ·
Hello Boneace! I am very interested in a possible mentorship. I am an aspiring film/animation student, it would be wonderful if you could check out some of my previous posts on my film
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Re: THINK ABOUT THIS

Juolin Lee (LFAS - Alumni) ·
I love your question Victor. I think this is very interesting! But before we talk about a female President, I'm wondering in Kenya if there's ever a female candidate of President. I know in my home country Taiwan, there wasn't ever a female candidate of President until a couple years ago. So if there's not even a female candidate how could the women show their support, and vote for her? In the other hand I think there's still people who are stock in the old traditional stereotype and...
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Re: Boneace Chagara (Mentor)

Boneace Chagara (Mentor) ·
Hello Flora Xia, I would be happy to do so. Kind regards.
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Re: THINK ABOUT THIS

Anthony Gakuru (Mentor) ·
In response to your query, I think the issue of culture and the norms/traditions that govern the way communities in Kenya carryout themselves and their activities is a major concern as to why we haven't had a lady as our head of state. Most of the communities usually think that women have other chores to attend to rather than leadership it is their belief that men are the "head" as often quoted even in the scripture, so having a lady as the head is against their norms and way of doing...
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Re: Ongoing Reflection

Audrey Heath (Charles Best) ·
You have some very interesting findings. It is so cool that you were actually able to go to Kenya to have this experience. Most people only know what they read on the Internet or heard from a friend and you actually learned from your own experience and can understand it. I have never been there so my imagination of it can be way different than what it actually is. Comparing Canadians to Kenyans can teach us so much. Imagine if we didn't have phones, people would actually talk to each other...
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Re: Ongoing Reflection

Hi Theresa Am glad to see the trip to Kenya had such a profound impact on your world view. Absence of this in my opinion is one of the main courses of cultural misunderstanding among peoples. Am sure the Kenyan students also learnt a great deal from interacting with you in a small way and that these small networks will continue to foster cultural understanding.
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Re: How can one manage waste products?

Paige Hunter (LFAS-Alumni) ·
This sounds like such a cool project! Some houses in India also have pipes that go from their sewage holding tank beneath their house. The gas created by the decomposing sewage is transported up to the house and is used for cooking food and heating different rooms. Companies in canada can also turn plastic bottles and other recycled materials into clothing like sweaters and pajamas. Have you thought about focusing you topic to a specific area? For example: How can different waste products be...
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Re: How can one manage waste products?

Taylor Testini (Alumni) ·
Really cool project! I'm excited to see what conclusion you come to. In sounds like you need to refine your question a little bit. Is is for general public management of waste of personal management of waste? Is it Kenyan waste products that you want to focus on or a different country? Due to specific circumstances to each country, certain managements of waste are better than others for different countries. Was there one that you were hoping to focus on? Also, this information you posted...
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Re: PART TWO:FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION(FGM)

Kari Hall (Mentor) ·
I admire you taking on this topic- it is very deep and has many areas of concern. My biggest concern from the material I have read is the community outcasting of those who choose to be strong and stand up for themselves- what is the purpose of pushing girls away? I look forward to your research.
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Re: Effects of Colonialism on African Countries

Tasha Mwangi (Loise) ·
DearHunter.....kipande system is where Africans were required of carry identity cards wherever they go to prevent them from evading forced labour
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Re: Effects of Colonialism on African Countries

Tasha Mwangi (Loise) ·
UPDATE ON THE PROJECT I have visited some sites you proposed and I have got more ideas about colonialism.Thou they did make their colonies suffer,it's evident that if it were not for them,those countries would still be lagging behind in all aspects.
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Re: Effects of Colonialism on African Countries

Fadhili Katana (Alumni) ·
researchers said that there is few effects of colonialism than the importance example of them is introduction of rail way line, improvement of living standard and then high social classes.but we as Kenyan before we got in to the European rule we struggle so mach not to be ruled by foreigners because they grabbed our lands and forced us to work for them, in this act many Africans loosed their life because the Europeans used firearms.
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Re: PART TWO:FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION(FGM)

Victor Mageto (Alumni) ·
Waaaatttt!!!This is inhuman and very painful! The government need to intervene in this, and offer justice to the families who are faced by this problem due to refusing to take part in this Cultural practice,there is no way one can be excommunicated from his community just because she refuses to undertake something she feels is bad,she has the right of belonging and freedom to social.This is dearly very serious and I feel so much disgusted,people need to realise and fight against FGM,as it...
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