2.0 Main activities
3.0 objectives of field attachment
3.1 Role in the organization
3.11 Data collection
3.12 Extension services
3.13 Chicken vaccination
4.0 course evaluation
FIPS-Africa is a non-profit making non-governmental organization carrying its activities in Africa.
2. MAIN ACTIVITIES
The organization provides farmers with farm inputs and extension services. In kirinyaga region, its operations could be divided into
* extension services
The organization has been providing farmers with maize, beans, pigeon pea, cowpea, tomato, and amaranth seeds, potatoes, cassava and sweet potato vines for planting The region being of high agricultural potential, the crops did exceptionally well. The major crops for which survey was done were as follows:
The farmers were provided with improved maize varieties such as Nduma 43, 31-A, 34-A, olelai[22-A], and currently PAN4M-19. The seeds were supplied with the weather factor having been considered very well. For example, olelai was provided during the heavy rains and withstood the weather since it consumed a lot of water, PAN4M-19, which is currently being supplied is of early maturity and will do well in the forecast light rains. The maize varieties produced large more than one comb and the seeds were of high quality. The success of these maize seeds was also due to the fact that farmers were able to access fertilizers at a cheaper price from the organization and manure from the domestic animals. The extension services provided before the planting season has greatly improved the maize productivity.
The bean varieties available were katumani X56, and...