for Jane Mughogho, a lead farmer, the resource centre at Bolero is a training facility providing her and fellow ready information on modern farming technologies.
“We are learning a lot here through this facility. It has all what we need as farmer to update our knowledge on farming,” says Mughogho.
The resource centre, housed in one of buildings at the camp left behind by contractor Motal Engil, has books and, manuals and other publications on farming approaches and other modern farming techniques.
Additionally the place has a television set with farming video, enabling extension workers at the centre to teach farmers using documentaries produced on modern farming.
“Learning through the videos is exciting and easy to follow,” chips in Mary Msowoya, another farmer. “It is easy to learn through seeing because what you see rarely escapes your mind,” she adds.
PRIDE provided television sets, projectors, motor cycles and printers to support operations of resource centres.
Owen Mhango, Agriculture Extension and Development Coordinator (AEDC) for Bolero, says farmers were put into groups and have their schedules. We usually open the centre in the afternoon with each group of farmers allocated two hours to access the centre’s services,” he says.