This is a hot topic at schools in Kenya, especially when you are in the rural areas (e.g. our library at Iltilal, or the one we are working on now at Lewa). The reason it is so popular, and so important, is that virtually every family has it’s own small plot of land where they farm (mainly subsistence, to feed themselves). More often than not, at some point during any given month, a students chores will include farming.

At the secondary school level, it is easier for us to find suitable books on farming and agriculture, but I have been searching high and low for the primary school level, with minimal results. I am pleased though that I came across two books by Gail Gibbons: Farming, and From Seed to Plant. This is a great start, but I am hoping to put together a collection of at least 10-12 books.

For any readers of this blog, do you have any suggestions? I would love to hear from you if you do. Please send us an email.