In this harsh, semi-arid area, where people depend entirely on what they grow for their food, and where the seasonal rains often fail, food shortages and hunger are ever-present.
In conjunction with Jomo Kenyatta University we have just started a large-scale cricket farming project to produce a constant, reliable cost effective source of food.
We have built a custom designed cricket farming unit at St Peter’s (The Pavilion?!).
- easy and cost effective to farm
- simple process to mill and produce as food
- high in protein content, enriching a diet that is largely carbohydrate
- not season-dependent
- environmentally friendly
- taste good (if we can develop the right recipes!)
- possible business opportunities for women’s micro finance scheme
The project is in the early development stages, and we will learn as we go!