Building with Nature: Sustainable Housing at Ambokili Farm through Bioclimatic Architecture

An employee at Ambokili Farm holding an interlocking block. The picture demonstrates Ambokili Farm's passive housing or bioclimatic architecture project.

With a mission to transform landscapes into thriving ecosystems while fostering community development, Ambokili Farm has embarked on a groundbreaking initiative in sustainable housing, embracing the principles of passive design and bioclimatic architecture. This approach not only reduces our environmental impact but also creates comfortable living spaces that work in harmony with the unique semi-arid […]

GMOs in Agriculture Remain a Critical and Widely Debated Topic. Why?

A photo of 2 maize cobs with the upper maize cob spelling GMOs from rotten maize grains

The concept and application of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in agriculture has fundamentally changed how crops are cultivated across the globe. The groundwork for GMO technology was laid when Herbert Boyer and Stanley Cohen created the first genetically engineered (recombinant) DNA. In 1982, the first GMO approved for commercial use was Humulin, insulin produced by genetically […]

Secrets of Water Conservation in Semi-Arid Areas

A picture of a metallic tap with a blue pipe and red knob for opening and closing. The picture is being used by Ambokili Farm to symbolise the need for water conservation especially in semi-arid regions.

In the semi-arid regions, such as Kimana, Kajiado where Ambokili Farm is located, water is as elusive as it is essential; a precious commodity. Our semi-arid environments present unique challenges. Here, rain is a fleeting visitor. Rainfall is scarce, and evaporation rates are high. Here, every drop of water is a treasure, a lifeline that […]

What Role Do Non-profits Play in Promoting Social Justice?

Social justice, a foundational pillar for equitable and fair societies, hinges on the eradication of disparities and the empowerment of marginalised communities. The emergence of non-profit organisations has significantly supported the movement towards achieving social justice by addressing the multifaceted layers of inequality and injustice. But how exactly do non-profits contribute to the pursuit of […]

Permaculture

What is Permaculture? Natures cheat code Permaculture, short for “permanent agriculture” and “permanent culture.” It’s where we learn from natural patterns and mimic them, like building terraces that slow down rain just like hills do, or planting nitrogen-fixing beans to enrich the soil like nature’s own fertiliser factory. It’s a sustainable way of living where […]