The workshop was aimed at testing the new curriculum in the field and also training members of the Supreme Council of Kenya Muslims (SUPKEM), which plans to develop ten Islamic Farming demonstration sites.
The training was attended by 30 rural farmers and led by Dr Husna Ahmad of Global One 2015 and Abdalla Kamwana of SUPKEM. It began with an overview of some of Islam’s greatest agricultural achievements and an exploration of the scriptures about Allah’s provision (‘rizq’).
As the training moved on to technical skills, the farmers were constantly encouraged to look to creation for inspiration. It is in creation that we can see a system that is beautiful, abundant, and sustainable. The farmers were taught about intercropping, rotations and agroforestry.
Even before the training had ended, one of the woman farmers present exclaimed: "I am ready to go home and start this work!"