だいずきっずケニア 枝豆収穫 2013年10月13日
Harvest Edamame Daize Kids Kenya on 13rd Oct. 2013
DAIZU HARVEST SOYA BEAN HARVESTING
The green empowerment project initiated by
United Mission for the Needy and japan Africa Trust embarked on improved
nutrition of school going children. To this end, a soya bean project popularly
known as "Daizu Kids" was started. In July 2013, UMN in collaboration
with JAT participated in a joint planting session of soya beans in Kenya and Japan in Malava at the project
Target groups were school going children,
farmer groups and individuals. The project was carried out in collaboration
with county and national government agricultural officials who provided
technical support during the exercise.
1. Edutainment for Kids
In October 2013, the soya beans planted were ready for harvesting.
UMN and JAT organized a joint harvesting exercise. In Malava, preparations were
carried out by UMN officials who mobilized community members and in particular
school children and farmer groups. UMN organized a series of activities in
anticipation of "Daizu Kids harvest day" scheduled for 14th
On harvest day, 60 participants were mobilized to participate.
Activities began with educative competitive activities organized for children.
These included song, dance and poems.
reciting poems on soya bean harvest day
2. Soya bean harvesting
UMN also organized the children to participate in the harvesting of
soya bean from the demonstration plots. Harvesting was carried out by Daizu kids
under close supervision of UMN and agricultural officers from the county.
harvesting soya beans
harvesting soya beans
3. Soya bean preparation
Daizu kids harvest day also included cooking of soya beans aimed at
demonstrating their nutiritional value. Soya beans harvested were prepared and
served to the children and other participants during the harvest day.
beans from demonstration plot
cooking on 14th October 2013
4. Training & Sensitization
Other activities carried out during the Daizu Kids harvestday
included sensitization and training of community on need to embrace soya bean
farming. UMN commissioned agricultural officers from the County to spek on
nutritional benefits of soya bens on human health. All participants were taken
through the planting and harvesting process as well as preservation of
harvested beans including preparation.
UMN community mobilizers have continued with sensitization meetings
in various villages around the project area with a view to encouraging
individual farmers to plant soya beans alongside other traditional crop such as
maize and beans. Soya beans planted at the demonstration plot have resisted
harsh weather conditions including cold weather and rain with hail stones
producing a good yield as opposed to the traditional bean counterpart. With the
demonstration plot receiving a continuous flow of visitors, it is hoped that it
will serve as a good example for the community to embrace soya bean planting as
a measure to curbing food insecurity and nutritional balance within the county.
UMN plans to acquire and distribute seeds
to participating kids in the Daizu program for planting in their homes. This
will involve encouraging them to transfer knowledge earned from training at
demonstration lot to their respective homes. Extension visits will also be
arranged to speak to parents on soya bean farming.
UMN also plans to mobilize Daizu kids to
participate in cultural activities such as dance, songs etc. at the sub-county
and county fairs.
On 8th Dec. 2013 Harvest Soy bean coming soon!
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