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Prevent human-hippo conflict

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CENTER FOR RURAL EMPOWERMENT AND THE ENVIRONMENT via Crowdrise
January 31, 2012

Help more farmers come into less conflict with hippo neighbors  See more

BENEFITING: CENTER FOR RURAL EMPOWERMENT AND THE ENVIRONMENT

EVENT DATE: Feb 01, 2011

THE STORY:

Kenya’s Dunga Wetlands project is a creative farmer-led initiative that seeks to prevent human-hippo conflict by keeping people from starting new farms in hippo habitat. We do this by improving crop yields on select farms in the Dunga Wetlands of Lake Victoria, Kenya so that additional farms aren't necessary and farmers can stay out of hippo habitat.

Through eco-san toilet technology, which utilizes human waste as a fertilizer, farmers can grow more agricultural crops in less space, preventing the need for further colonization of land near wetlands and hippo habitat, and reducing villager’s clashes with the hippo. CREE funding and dedication from CREE’s Kenya Project Manager Leonard Akwany and his support staff have resulted in much success with eco-san toilets to date. In this entry we profile farmer Paul and ask for your support to help other farmers and save hippos from clashing with human communities:

Farmer Profile: Mr. Paul Rangoro

Mr. Rangoro is both a farmer and businessman in Dunga. Before eco-san, he used to produce a crate of tomatoes in 3 months. He never cultivated other crops because he didn’t have enough money to purchase manure. Often this situation could lead to new colonization of wetlands, which temporarily provide richer soil and negate the need for manure. However, through the manure provided by his eco-san toilet, every three months Paul now produces:

-3 times the tomatoes: 3 crates

-3 sacks of cowpeas

-3 sacks of kale

-500 onions

 

More info at:

http://www.conservationforpeople.org

http://www.conservationforpeople.org/dunga-wetlands-project-kenya/

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