About Harakati ya Kilimo-Uhifadhi
Nodulating Medicago rigidula plant roots
Harakati ya Kilimo-Uhifadhi conducts conservation agricultural research and agricultural training and extension in Kenya's native languages. This pioneer teaching and learning method demystifies science learning in Kenya and plants the seeds for Kenya's self-reliance and Africa's renaissance. It also offers space for the mutual flowering of native languages and agriculture, two important and interdependent pillars of national development.
Mutual flowering of native languages and agriculture results in Agrolingualculture, a culture where native languages help develop agriculture, and agriculture, in turn, helps develop native languages. Through this culture, Harakati ya Kilimo-Uhifadhi helps create a new body of knowledgeable farmers and agricultural professionals capable of maintaining productive and sustainable conservation agricultural systems into the future.
Harakati ya Kilimo-Uhifadhi's research, education and extension methods are designed to preserve, promote, and develop Kenya people's cultural heritage, traditional knowledge and diverse languages.
Harakati ya Kilimo-Uhifadhi's research findings and other educational materials are published in Kenya's native languages and made available to farming communities in their own languages. Translations of such materials into Kiswahili and other languages allow information sharing between different farming communities or regions.
Smallholder farmers are fully involved in Harakati ya Kilimo-Uhifadhi's research, agricultural education and extension, and food processing and marketing.