6. Kavindu: “Grass farming is the way to go” (Hay and Milk Production)

Kavindu has been doing serious dairy farming in Kitui County, with his 8 cows. He shares that farmers in Kitui County have many challenges with growing crops, often there is complete crop failure. Pasture will never fail; it always gives you something. Even without animals, you can make more money from grass compared to crops like maize and beans. When people see that it pays, I think it will change.

This video is part of a series on pasture production in the drylandsof Kitui, Kenya, showcases 6 select farmers. They share their lessons and experiences on various aspects: one specializes in milk production, another sells hay, while yet another does seed production and livestock fattening simultaneously. They are all pioneers, venturing into active cultivation of grass. This is a new practice in the area, so they have an important role in their communities, showing and teaching others the importance of pasture production. Watch and learn from these role models!

More info: https://www.nwo.nl/en/research-and-results/research-projects/i/32/29032.html
Produced by: TheWaterChannel
Year: 2019
Language: English
Region: Kenya

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