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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Introduction to Kyuso maarifa centre

The Kyuso Maarifa centre is located in Kyuso district of Eastern province in Kenya. It is at a distance of about 60km from Mwingi town.The center was established in 2005 as a OISAT pilot project (Online Information Services for non-chemical pest and disease management in the Tropics - Website( that was successfully undertaken by the Kyuso farming community.

The Kyuso community comprises the Akamba who practices small scale mixed farming . However the community lacks information on dry land farming practices and on water harvesting techniques and hence that is where we come in to fill the information gap.Read full detail