Kenyan communities receive 6 greenhouses
Feb 25, 2011
Six greenhouses were given to three communities in Kenya by the Kenya Community Development Foundation (KCDF), in an effort to address food security concerns, according to AllAfrica.com.
The greenhouses were worth about 1.5 million Kenyan shillings, or about $18,200.
"At a time when Kenya is grappling with food shortage, we hope that our commitment will go a long way in supporting the three communities to grow food in Kenya," Tom Were, KCDF Programmes Director, told the news source.
The recipient communities are the Albinism Society of Kenya, Pambazuka Self Help Group in Kisumu and Kajiado Children's Home in Kajiado.
The gift of the greenhouses also came with seeds, storage tanks, drip irrigation systems and information on greenhouse farming as well as other modern practices to promote food security.
Kenya has a population of more than 40 million, with a median age of 18.8 years, an infant mortality rate of 53.49 deaths per 1,1000 births and an average life expectancy of 58.82 years, according to the CIA World Factbook.
This is compared to the United States, which has a population of more than 310 million, a median age of 36.8 years, an infant mortality of 6.14 per 1,000, and life expectancy of 78.24 years.