A lobby group has urged residents of Kisumu to embrace environmental conservation in order to increase food production in the area.
Nyando Development Centre for Environmental Conservation (NYADEC) now says the community is losing soil as a result of galley erosion which in turn affects food production.
Speaking during the 4th Annual International Multi-Disciplinary Conference in Kisumu, NYADEC Secretary Robert Oketch noted that soil conservation will allow farmers to embrace organic food production.
Nyando area was facing galley erosion and we decided to come up with various projects such as tree planting to control this situationNYADEC CEO Peter Nyabua
According to Oketch organic agriculture optimizes the health and productivity of interdependent communities to soil life.
“The use of renewable resources and the conservation of soil enhances environmental quality for future generations,” said Oketch.
He went ahead to state; “As NYADEC we strive to enhance knowledge and skills sharing activities and programs that will bring solutions to the underlying social, political, and economic challenges within our community.”
Nyando River Basin
The organization which began as a community based organization in 2000 champions for community development with focus on climate change and environmental sustainability.
Through collaboration with local and international professionals NYADEC brings in experts to assist the people living in Nyando River basin in response to the effects of land degradation in the area.
“Nyando area was facing galley erosion and we decided to come up with various projects such as tree planting to control this situation,” said NYADEC CEO Peter Nyabua.
The organization now strives to improve advocacy skills, collective action and decisions within the community.