Pupils lead farms in 17 schools

In August 2015, URDT launched the pupil led school farms project in 16 sub counties and 17 schools.

This is a pilot to test a systems change in the education sector,

especially in the delivery of entrepreneurship and agricultural training in government aided primary schools.

Inspector of Schools

The acting District Inspector of Schools gives his blessing at the launch of the Pupil Led School Farm Project

The school farms will become demonstration sites for good agronomic practices, commercial farming and provide nutritional meals for pupilsí lunch.

This project will also promote the URDT 2 generation approach to education and back-home projects

where by each pupil selects a farm enterprise of her choice,

learns good farming practices in the school and transfers the skills to their home members.

stakeholder workshop

school managment workshop

Left: The first stakeholder orientation workshop on pupil led school farm project at URDT campus

Right: A URDT Epicentre Manger conducting a stakeholder workshop in one of the community schools that participate in the project

pupils in farm

Pupils watering and weeding the carrots garden

agr teacher in farm

An agriculture teacher inspecting the cabbages planted by pupils