The Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TÄ°KA) implemented the âGreenhouse Construction and Micro-Gardening Projectâ to meet the needs of four boarding high schools for agricultural production and applied training in Nairobi, capital of Kenya.
The project implemented by TÄ°KA aims to provide fresh fruits and vegetables to students, increase agricultural capacity and ensure the sustainability of agricultural production in Kenya, where agriculture is the main source of livelihood for a significant part of the population. population.
As part of the project, 4 boarding high schools (2 high schools for girls and 2 high schools for boys) in Nairobi were equipped with greenhouses, irrigation systems, water reservoirs, plant support systems, a tomato plant 8 mm x 24 cm each. , 4 micro-gardening units each, protective clothing, pesticide spraying equipment and school benches.
The crops grown thanks to the project will be offered to the students of these schools. In addition, training applied to greenhouse production and agriculture will be provided to young farmers’ clubs formed by the students.
The opening ceremony of the project took place in the presence of Ahmet Cemil MiroÄlu, Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey in Nairobi; Chairman of the Kenya Agricultural Sector Steering Committee; officials from the Kenya Ministry of Education; EyÃ¼p Yavuz ÃmÃ¼tlÃ¼, coordinator of TÄ°KA in Nairobi; administrators, teachers and students of schools; and parents of students.
In his speech at the opening ceremony, EyÃ¼p Yavuz ÃmÃ¼tlÃ¼, coordinator of TÄ°KA in Nairobi, noted that the project they implemented aimed to provide income to these schools by promoting agricultural production, supporting the self-sufficiency in schools and helping local people gain experience. in agricultural production under the supervision of the Nairobi County Assembly Agricultural Committee, a stakeholder in the project.
Distributed by APO Group on behalf of the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA).