Farmer Stories from Kenya

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Kenya: Women use avocados to ripen and sell bananas quickly

Pius Sawa December 17, 2018

Rebecca Nafula sells ripe bananas on the outskirts of Kakamega town in western Kenya. Her clients include grocery shop owners, workers at […]

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Kenya: ‘Worm juice’ helps farmers boost harvests (Trust)

admin November 05, 2018

Josphat Macharia stoops over a large plastic drum on his farm in southwestern Kenya. He scoops up a handful of dirt and […]

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Kenya: Women embrace farming as alternative to herding (Daily Nation)

admin July 23, 2018

Under the blistering afternoon sun, Lucina Tongore walks through a tree nursery, watering seedlings. She says, “Those mango seedlings at the corner […]

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Kenya: Farmers use rabbit urine as pesticide and fertilizer

Emmanuel Nyakwana Ongwae July 16, 2018

Sweat trickles down Yovensiah Mochama’s face as she walks toward a rabbit hutch, carrying a bundle of succulent plants. She opens the […]

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Kenya: Farmers practice zero tillage and permanent soil cover to improve yields

James Karuga July 16, 2018

Evelyn Macho walks happily around her eight-acre farm, which is covered with crop residues. The mulch surrounds the young maize and beans […]

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Kenya: Fruit farmers reap big by adding value to mangoes (Business Daily)

admin July 09, 2018

Post-harvest losses can cut deep into farmers’ earnings. But this problem is gradually becoming a thing of the past for farmers in […]

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Kenya: No pond? No problem. Kenyans take to an unlikely new crop: fish (Trust)

admin June 18, 2018

Climate change can bring unpredictable weather and crop failure. But in this changing environment, Kenyan farmer James Muchangi thinks fish might be […]

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Kenya: How cheap Chinese fish hooked customers (CNN)

admin June 11, 2018

With nets in hand and boat motors chugging, dozens of fishermen set out on Lake Victoria, Africa’s largest lake, at the crack […]

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Kenya: University graduates launch joint mushroom farm (Daily Nation)

admin June 04, 2018

In a corner of Leonard Mukirai’s compound in Kenya’s Kiambu County, stands a rectangular, one-room, mud-walled house. This is Mr. Mukirai’s mushroom […]

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Kenya: Solar-powered pumps pay for themselves quickly, but farmers need loans (GTM)

admin May 22, 2018

Joshua Okundi’s five-acre farm is his classroom. Mr. Okundi was a schoolteacher before he left his job in 2013 to become a […]

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Kenya: Maize farmer hails conservation agriculture over conventional methods

Winnie Onyimbo May 14, 2018

Henry Mwiti proudly walks through his 18-acre farm, inspecting maize that has just flowered. He has been growing maize for the past […]

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Kenya: Farmers use earthworms to make organic fertilizer

Emmanuel Nyakwana Ongwae April 16, 2018

It’s 10 o’clock in the morning and Caleb Omolo is walking around his farm and inspecting his crops. He stops at a […]

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