Jamwa Moses - Our Alumni
In the heart of Chemelil in Nyanza west of Kenya, lies a remarkable story that started with my beloved grandmother Rispa. She was a visionary woman who understood the importance of self-sustainability and feeding her family with nutritious food. Her farm was not just a piece of land; it was a sanctuary where traditional vegetables thrived and flourished.
Today, I proudly carry her legacy through my small-scale agriculture business named after her - the Ariso S.S farm. Inspired by her wisdom and determination, I have created a haven where cows gracefully graze alongside three Cows, one heifer, two calves and five dairy goats.
But it doesn't stop there. The sandy fertile soil of our farm nurtures more than just livestock. We cultivate Napier and Braccharia grass as well - a versatile crop that provides nourishment for our animals. I am humbled to walk in the footsteps of my grandmother through my father and continue the journey she started all those years ago. Through hard work and dedication to her principles, I strive to create an environment where sustainable farming practices intertwine with modern techniques. As I watch over these fields that hold so much history and promise for the future, I am reminded that each seed planted is not just a potential harvest but also an opportunity for growth - both personally and within our community.
My aim of strengthening my farming skills and earning a good life as a young farmer was on another level in 2015 when I joined Agriculture College: During my studies at Bukura Agricultural College, I was invited to engage in a practical exchange programme with farms in southern Germany by Agrarkontakte International (AKI). I was sent to an organic dairy farm that provides natural feed for the animals. I was fortunate to arrive on a farm where my boss was so dedicated to his profession and educating me about agriculture. I learned a lot from him about planning my workday ahead of time and making the most of my hours. After my daily duties as an intern, he used to teach me how to be a good farmer. I learned a lot about farm management from him. We collaborated well. I was determined to apply what I saw and learned in Germany to my own agricultural system
Today, on the Ariso S.S. farm, we honour tradition while embracing innovation. We stand as guardians of the land entrusted to us by generations past while looking ahead to future possibilities.
Through every step we take on this journey - from tending to the animals with compassion to growing crops with dedication - we honour Grandmother Ariso's legacy, Bukura Agricultural College and AKI. We carry resilience and love for the land within us as we strive to make our mark in sustainable agriculture and create a brighter future for generations to come. Together, let us sow seeds of hope and harvest dreams rooted in passion and purpose.