Church turns barren land in Makuyu to food basket

By: Alice Waithera

The Anglican Church has helped hundreds of farmers in Murang’a county to make their barren land productive.

“The Anglican Development Service programme was started after church leaders realised some of the needs of the members could not be met through preaching but financial assistance,” said programme coordinator George Ndung’u.

He said 800 farmers from Kambiti, Maranjau and Makuyu have been listed and more are still being targeted.

The programme, started three years ago, focuses on drought-resistant crops, such as cassava, dollicos beans, pigeon peas, sorghum, millet and highland rice.

Ndung’u, who visited some of the beneficiaries on Friday, said ADS provides high-quality material and trains farmers on good farming methods.

Farmers have also been given drip irrigation kits.

“The kits ensure continued production of food,” Ndung’u said.