Irrigation plus ‘Farming God’s Way’ transforms Turkana desert
The severe drought continues in Turkana, Kenya, but support from Gene and Melba Morden’s partners and Farming God’s Way principles are transforming sections of that desolate desert into thriving life.
The Mordens were recently in Kenya to visit the irrigated farms in Turkana and found the farms to be “busy centers of life.”
“Many people thanked us for the many believers in America whom God has called to bless them,” said Gene. “They say, ‘We would be without food if we did not have our farms.’”
Farming manager Eric Loropoe reports that the biggest watermelons they have ever seen are now coming from farmers who are vigorously following Farming God’s Way principles for farming.
“It’s an exciting experience for the farmers as they begin implementing the principles they were taught,” said Eric.
The farm team teaches these three principles:
- God is the master farmer. Trust Him and follow His ways.
- Management principle: On time, to high standards and with minimal waste.
- Technology: Incorporate the mulch into the farm plot as God’s Blanket and remember the importance of crop rotation.
The farmers at Loolio Farm, pictured above, have planted more than 30 basins of different crops, including spinach, kale, watermelons, butternut squash, cowpeas, green pepper and onions.
“They are encouraged to continue planting their basins on a weekly basis, so they have a continuous harvest,” said Gene.