All participating farmers have seen significantly increased volumes in crop production - the average is an 8-fold increase. In the graph below you can see the increase in production as the project grows (2009 results affected by drought in East Africa) the units are 90kg sacks of maize.
Farmers are taught to make informed intelligent decisions regarding their farms and during 2009 many moved to growing vegetable cash crops especially during the short rains (Sept – Nov) . All farmers reported their families ate very well and didn’t have to buy food despite the drought - they also had a surplus to sell and give away.
2010 sees our first farm school that is completely supported by the existing farm schools. This exciting development means the project is starting to be self sufficient, one of the original goals .The school is based in Ekwanda parish where the project started and is a challenge to other parishes to be aiming for in future years. It also encourages the farmers who can see the impact of their generosity.