HORTICULTURE IN TURKANAHORTICULTURE IN TURKANA
The phenomena of food insecurity, poverty, and environmental protection are acute in the semi-arid region of Turkana. To deal with this situation, we have opted to turn to horticulture as one of our core activities. the contribution of horticulture to the fight against food insecurity, poverty, and environmental protection in Turkana remains a sustainable solution. It constitutes a strategy for the population to fight against food insecurity, poverty, and the protection of the environment.
the practice of modern horticulture and training for horticulturists in kakuma will provide good access to food, income, and satisfaction with various social and economic problems.
More than 99% of the agricultural products consumed in households in Kakuma and the surrounding villages come from other regions of the country, reducing this dependence and creating an income for horticulturists has initiated the practice of modern horticulture in this semi-desert region. The practice of modern horticulture will have a huge impact on the economies of communities in Kakuma.
Good vegetable, fruit, and floriculture production would contribute enormously to the social and economic life of communities in Kakuma.
The social role of the Horticulture market in Turkana.
The income that will be derived from the sale of vegetables, fruits, and flowers produced will meet the socio-economic needs of the communities.
A good community capacity building in modern horticulture will allow horticulturalists to revitalize their income and production and will facilitate investment in the purchase of agricultural inputs including seeds, fertilizers, phytosanitary products, etc.
The contribution of the practice of horticulture to the protection of the environment; Horticulture has a real ecological value and conceals significant plant and faunal wealth for the maintenance of biodiversity. The different facets of the function of environmental horticulture highlight that the exploitation for agricultural purposes and its protection can contribute to the maintenance of the ecological balance.
Constraints in the practice of horticulture Despite its importance in the local community, horticultural production faces various constraints, including climatic, technical, and financial. These constraints do not allow the permanent production of horticultural products on local markets.