PRI Kenya Partner Organization- Community Mobilization for Regenerative Agriculture (C-MRA)
Reagan is the Co-Founder of Community Mobilization for Regenerative Agriculture (C-MRA). He joined the PRI-Kenya project team in March 2017 as a Project Extension Officer for ongoing PRI Kenya Partner programme, PermEzone, being implemented by C-MRA.
Reagan is also currently pursuing a Masters of Science in Environmental Planning and Management at Kenyatta University. Reagan holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Coastal and Marine Resource Management from the same University. Reagan received two full scholarships from PRI Kenya in 2016. He took his Permaculture Design Certification (PDC) Course in Drylands Natural Resource Centre (DNRC) in March 2017. He has worked for different NGOs and Government institutions before joining the PRI – Kenya team. Reagan worked for Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute as a Research Assistant. During this time, he worked closely with other researchers to implement Mikoko Pamoja, a community carbon offset project in Kwale County. Late last year, Reagan worked with University of Helsinki’s Taita’s research Station as a project Intern implementing Adaptation for
Ecosystem Resilience in Africa (AFERIA) project funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Finland and Coordinated by International Centre for Insect Physiology (ICIPE) in Taita Taveta County.
Reagan’s commitment to the programme is valuable as he grew up in Asumbi, neighbouring village to Migori County. He understands the people, language, culture and wants to see communities bridging together to develop sustainable working models.
PRI Kenya Partner Organization- Community Mobilization for Regenerative Agriculture (C-MRA) was founded by Reagan Okoth and Paul Omollo in April 2018. The organisation was formed on the basis of helping farmers in Migori and Homa-bay counties to produce enough food and solves food security and climate change menace that has hit the region. CMRA teaches farmers agricultural production using farming systems that reverse the loss of biodiversity, enrich soils, store carbon, restore watershed health, and increase ecosystem services, while eliminating the release of toxins and pollutants. At C-MRA, they strive to increase yield efficiency, resilience to climate fluctuation, and strengthen health and vitality of all the members of the communities, now and for generations to come.