It is not the strongest of the species that survives, not the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.
Whether climate change predictions are correct or not, one thing we know for sure is that population growth will continue, and this will increase the burden future landscapes have to carry. Gaining an understanding about the natural world and how to integrate this into the farming model, is one way to alleviate some of this burden….and also have a lot of fun!
The Kyaninga Roots program views the next generation as the foundations of the future farming system and that’s why we are working in different schools to demonstrate the importance of integrating agroforestry practices. The students get to take part on classes about environmental conservation topics and also get to visit the Kyaninga Forest. Here we explain the importance of managing the forest in a way that benefits people and nature alike and show them how we monitor the forest with transect walks. Within the schools we have small in-house nursery beds to train students how to manage trees and seeds in the nursery. Students get to take the trees they grow home or plant them around the school.
On top of this we also help the schools with teaching aids focused on environmental sciences – check out our posters below!
KFF partnered with N*Gen kids science show, the first Panafrican science show for kids and their families. N*Gen models new ways of learning, promotes a culture of curiosity and promotes positive gender norms.