TOF Magazine The Magazine The organic Farmer Magazine is a print and digital publication done monthly on Topical farming issues. You can download a copy of magazine.
About TOF Radio The Organic Farmer (TOF) is an information service for farmers in Kenya and the wider East African region, with a focus on providing practical advice through print (a monthly farmers’ magazine) and broadcast (radio programs). These channels of communication provide farmers with information on environmentally friendly farming methods and advice on how to increase yields using simple, sustainable methods. Feedback from farmers and other stakeholders in the agriculture industry is used to ensure that TOF remains relevant and up to date. Through this platform, TOF aims to facilitate the sharing of information, knowledge and experiences from farmer-to-farmer, experts/scientists/researchers to farmers and vice versa. Welcome and enjoy the TOF experience.
FCP Outreach A brief presentation of this project About Us Outreach is one of the information dissemination strategies of Biovision Farmer Communication Programme The goal of our outreach is to provide a one–stop information and knowledge hub for farmers in their localities. FCP Outreach has 22 field staff based in 13 resource centres in several regions in rural Kenya. Through the resource centres, farmers in these have access to timely and reliable information which enables them to make informed choices on the best agricultural production practices to increase productivity at the same time conserving the environment. Activities of the FCP Outreach team include farmer group trainings, individual farm visits, exchange visits for farmers, field days and exhibitions, linkages with other service providers such as input suppliers, credit facilities and markets and assisting farmer groups register with the Department of Social Services so that they are eligible for grants and loans.
Infonet-Biovision What is infonet? Infonet, a channel of the Biovision Farmer Communication Programme (FCP), provides scientific and practical validated information and knowledge related to plant (crop), animal, human and environmental health. The resource gives farmers, trainers, students, and extension workers quick access to up-to-date and locally relevant agricultural information and related topics. Infonet-Biovision’s aim is to increase human and animal welfare and health, improve regional and local food security and at the same time conserve the environment and biodiversity. The information presented is specific for East Africa but is accessed worldwide and useful for many tropical countries. Infonet helps to bridge the digital divide between the users and researchers by translating and availing scientific and hard to comprehend information into more user-friendly formats. It also complements the other FCP channels: The Organic Farmer (TOF) Magazine, The Organic Farmer Radio, The Farmer Communication Outreach and the Mkulima Mbunifu programme which have more localized articles, commentaries and a farmer SMS service.
Mkulima Mbunifu Jarida Mkulima Mbunifu ni jarida huru kwa jamii ya wakulima Afrika Mashariki.
Ecological Organic Agriculture About Us EOA is a holistic production management system that considers the agro-ecosystem in all its diversity. It focuses on attaining a balanced food system designed to enhance biological diversity, promotes healthy use of soils, air and water; relying on renewable resource in locally organized agricultural systems The EOA Initiative is an initiative that promotes Ecological Organic Agriculture (EOA). It was started in response to the African Union Heads of State and Government’s call for the promotion of organic farming in Africa. The African Union Commission, in collaboration with PELUM Kenya and partners supporting ecological organic agriculture, organized an inception workshop on organic agriculture in May, 2011 in Thika Kenya, with financial support from the SSNC to discuss how to implement this decision. The workshop successfully resulted in a roadmap, concept note and development of an African Organic Action Plan to mainstream ecological organic agriculture into national agricultural production systems by 2025.