Nakuru-based Slow Food Kenya feted as best Agro-ecological Organization at PELUM Kenya Symposium



Nakuru-based Slow Food Kenya has been feted as the best Agro-ecological Organization.

This was during the recent PELUM Kenya Association Networking Symposium held in Nakuru.

“We’re thrilled to have been recognized as the best agroecological exhibitor during the recent PELUM Kenya Association Networking Symposium,” the Organization stated via official Facebook page.

Since establishment, Slow Food Kenya has been championing for Agro-ecological farming with aim to ensure no harm to the earth.

The Organization also thanked everyone who visited their booth, engaged in meaningful conversations, and celebrated the power of agroecology with them.

The symposium was graced by Nakuru City Manager Gitau Thabanja.

He emphasized the importance of celebrating local food culture and sustainable practices, highlighting their role in fostering community engagement and supporting local farmers.

The exhibition showcased a variety of locally sourced, plant-based, and traditional foods, displaying the rich heritage of the country. The cultural diversity highlighted the unique flavors and traditions that define each region.

Mr. Thabanja acknowledged Governor Susan Kihika’s dedication to sustainable farming, which aligns with the symposium’s goals of enhancing food security and environmental conservation.

The symposium attracted participation from over 30 counties, recognizing its impact on sustainable agriculture practices.

Organized in collaboration with PELUM Kenya, the City Management, and the County Department of Trade and Tourism, the event served as a platform for PELUM Kenya Member Organizations to demonstrate efforts in building community resilience and addressing climate change through agro-ecological practices.

Participants and exhibitors at Maasai Market benefited from networking opportunities and the chance to promote their sustainable agriculture products.

The exhibition facilitated the sharing of best practices in agro-ecology and sustainable livelihoods, promoting learning and collaboration among stakeholders.

A key focus of the symposium was promoting sustainable farming techniques to enhance soil health and support the production of high-quality, locally sourced foods. This approach not only supports environmental sustainability but also enhances community resilience in the face of climate change.

 

Leave a Reply