AWAK attends the first-ever National Cassava Conference Expo 2023 (NCCE). The three-day conference, organized by Self Help Africa, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development, KALRO, and Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA), aimed to spearhead innovation and technology for the commercialization of the cassava sector.
18 urban farming champions from the previous phase have transitioned into the role of Trainers of Trainers. Recently, they underwent a comprehensive refresher course on urban farming techniques and received training skills to prepare them for the crucial task of training the new project beneficiaries.
AWAK showcased the inspiring success stories of project participants who have been sponsored through the Coca Cola Foundation initiative. These individuals are actively involved in practices that promote Food Security & Nutrition, Food processing/Value addition, and Clean Energy Through techniques like Urban farming, Baking, and Briquettes making, they are transforming their lives and making a real impact on their communities. AWAK in collaboration with the Mombasa County Government Department of Blue Economy Agriculture and Livestock won three awards in the agriculture category.
Being a member of the Food and Land Use Coalition Kenya (FOLU), AWAK took part in a workshop hosted by FOLU, a pivotal event aimed at shaping Kenya’s Food Systems and Land Use Action Plan for the years 2024-2030, to represent the voices and concerns of smallholder farmers.