Islamic Farming – a Manual for Conservation Agriculture was launched in partnership with SUPKEM (Supreme Council of Kenya Muslims) and Global One 2015.
It was attended by around 130 participants, including press, government representatives, leaders from the Muslim community in Kenya, staff and partners of SUPKEM and GO2015, and visitors from the UK, Ethiopia and Uganda.
22 of the farmers who had attended the pilot training in January were present and gave a good report on how they are implementing this new way of farming. Already SUPKEM has trained another 200 farmers in Islamic Farming.
Abdallah Kamwana of SUPKEM told us how the Council plans to take Islamic Farming across Kenya through 11 demonstration farms and training sites. It was an exciting and significant moment for ARC and our partners, and we are very pleased with the warm reception that the manual has already received.