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Ngara, TZ – Mukirehe meets corn harvest target for breakfast inputs – 15 May 2019

WhatsApp Image 2019-04-11 at 6.20.15 AMMukirehe Primary School met the harvest target for their corn farm. That means they will be able to continue serving school breakfast everyday in 2019. SODAT started farming corn in 2018 on a single acre. This year they planted one acre of corn and 1.5 acres of corn intercropped with banana trees.

Farming corn is labor intensive. It requires detailed planning and ongoing management while the corn in growing. There are many factors that can affect farming corn such as rainfall, pests, and soil quality. Given all of the potential challenges, students at Mukirehe are proud of their achievement.

Mukirehe corn_editedMeeting their farming target means the school will be able to serve corn flour in their breakfasts for the rest of the year without outside contribution. Corn flour is one part of Mukirehe’s breakfast recipe. Mukirehe also farms beans and bananas, while SODAT supplements the breakfast with peanuts.