The CHIESA/AFERIA capacity building sessions, facilitated by former PhD students of the CHIESA project, commenced with five-day training on “Soil carbon stock trends in Taita Hills explored using R statistics and QGIS”.
The AFERIA Project has launched an essay competition in honor of the International Mountain Day 2016
The impacts of climate change are quite evident now. The changing weather patterns have affected ecosystem services and food security worldwide. The rural communities that rely on these ecosystems for their livelihoods are most affected. One interesting thing is that the communities posses knowledge and information of their localities that can be useful in developing strategies to adapt to the changing climate.
A Natural History of the Wild Fruits of Taita Hills Kenya is a resource book developed from a year-long survey carried out between November 2011 and October 2012.
During the month of October, the elaboration of adaptation strategies component of the CHIESA project held a farmers’ workshop in Wundanyi, Taita Hills. This training is in line with the project objective of increasing knowledge and building the capacity of the local communities. The two-day workshop involved discussions and lessons on integrated soil fertility management, integrated pest management of vegetables and addressing the challenges in drip irrigation farming.