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Created April 2010 for the class Cropping Systems of the Tropics 377 at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Uploaded by Mark Liu. Orongo is a village our university's Engineers Without Borders ...

Created April 2010 for the class Cropping Systems of the Tropics 377 at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Uploaded by Mark Liu. Orongo is a village our university's Engineers Without Borders chapter works in. 90% of the pictures are taken from Mark's trips to Orongo.

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    • Orongo, Kenya
    • Location
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    • Landscape 
        • Field next to lake Victoria located in the Flood plain
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        • Houses away from the flood plain
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        •   Field next to the house
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        • Grazing land around the houses
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    • Soil
        • Soils rejuvinated 
        • Highly weathered
        • Ferrosols, Cambisols, Nitisols
        • Large clay content
          • Red and yellowish colors
    • Animals 
        • GOATS - Usually from 2 to 5 goats/farm.
        • CHICKEN - Around 5
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        • Goats grazing around the farm
        • Have to pay a child or an old person to look after them during the day
        •   Manure can be used in the garden
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        • No animals used for labor
        • Kind of a bank account - Insurance
        • Can sell them on the market
        • Eat them for special occasions
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    • Labor 
        • Export of male labor into cities
        • HIV/AIDS prevalent 
          • Highest rate of HIV in Kenya
        • Most of the agriculture has shifted to the women
        • Hand Labor:  Mornings and Evenings.
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    • Market      
        • 5 miles southeast from Kisumu
        • Majority subsistence farming
        • Distributors come in to buy
        • Transporting often difficult
        • Biking, walking
        • Matatu
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    • Cropping calendar
      • Long term proposed farming practices
      •     -3 phases
      •     -each phase takes several years
      •     -goal is poverty alleviation
    • Why Sustenance Farming Is No Longer Suitable
        • Near the city Kisumu, so they desire technology
        • Expanding population with limited land
        • HIV/AIDS and increased medical costs
        • Increased school fees
    • Climate
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    • Cropping Calendar - Phase 1
        • Peanut-Corn intercropping during long rains
        • Corn-Cowpeas intercropping during short rains
        • Grow a living fence around home
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    • Cropping Calendar - Phase 1
    • Cropping Calendar - Phase 2
        • Everything grown in fields near the home
        • Leucaena-Corn intercropping during both rainy seasons
        • Fruit trees
        • Save money
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    • Cropping Calendar - Phase 2
    • Cropping Calendar - Phase 3
        • Everything grown in fields near the home
        • Leucaena-Corn intercropping during both rainy seasons
        • Fruit trees
        • Install pump or rainwater catchment system
        • Profitable crops such as peppers, onions, and watermelon
        • Dairy Farming
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    • Cropping calendar - Phase 3
    • Thank You! Asante Sana! Erokamano Ahinya!