ALIN Awarded 2011 Access to Learning Award by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

James Nguo, ALIN Regional Director, rejoices after the announcement in San Juan, Puerto Rico by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Photo: © BMGF

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Monday, June 11, 2012


There are several methods that we were able to learn from the group members that were in the meeting. First, Mrs. Kamori Mutua was able to explain to us how she was able to succeed through the use of the method that John thought them. The other methods are those that the chairman, Mr. Mark Kimanzi Ngara was able to teach us.
   1st method
            i.            Prepare a seed bed
          ii.            Place the seed in the seedbed. (The seed should be mature)
         iii.            Cover with fresh manure.(this is to burn the seed coat)
        iv.            Water the seedbed with clean water till it germinate.
          v.            Transfer the seedling to the required land.
        vi.            Practice silviculture in order to get a good quality timber. For example thinning, pruning
N/B:  Another alternative to increase the rate of germination is to burn the seed. The seed coat is hard and therefore can cause the seed to take long time to germinate.
2nd method
         i.            Dig a hole of a reasonable  depth
       ii.            Place the seed in the hole and cover with some saw dust.
      iii.            Burn the saw dust  carefully till seed coat is burnt making sure the seed doesn’t burn
     iv.            Cover with ready manure and wait for the seed to germinate.
       v.            Practice silviculture in order to get good quality timber.