In 2019, I was participating in a university project of social geography regarding food nutrition and security in Kakamega and Kitale, two counties in western Kenya. This project was organised by the Humboldt University of Berlin, the University of Nairobi, and the University of Karatina, and it involved students and researchers from different disciplines and backgrounds.
The main goal of this project was to investigate the socio-economic and environmental factors that affect food nutrition and security in rural areas of Kenya, and to propose solutions and recommendations for improving the situation. The project was not without challenges and limitations, such as language barriers, cultural differences, ethical issues, data quality, and time constraints. Therefore, close collabaration with partners and stakeholders, like government representatives, specialists, farmers and children, was essential.
In the outcome, the Kenyan-German team was able to suggest an Improved Concept for Food Security and Nutrition for Children’s Home and Farming Co-operatives.