Farmers Helping Farmers Kenya vet students
Starting in 2015, Farmers Helping Farmers is thrilled to be partnering on two new projects.
Through Vets without Borders Canada and with support from the Canadian government, dozens of Prince Edward Islanders will travel to Kenya over the next five years to offer expertise in accounting, horticulture, farm management, nutrition and dairy health. The first members of this group will travel to Kenya in the winter of 2016.
In partnership with Universities Canada and the University of Prince Edward Island, 8 Canadian interns will work in Kenya. Six Kenyan graduate students will also come to UPEI and complete either a Ph. D or Masters degree using the applied research they will do in Kenya.
These two initiatives mark an exciting new phase for Farmers Helping Farmers.
Dennis Makau and Joan Muraya are the first Kenyans to travel to UPEI this year to work on their PhDs. Here they are touring the Island with Ken and Teresa Mellish as part of Open Farm Day.