Farmer Stories from Kenya

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Kenya: Farmers grow herbs to protect forest, increase income

Pius Sawa January 21, 2019

It’s early in the morning, but Benson Buiya and several other farmers are already waiting at the gate of the herb factory. […]

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Kenya: Farmers dry and process mangoes into value-added products

Leopold Obi January 13, 2019

Frida Mbai is smartly dressed in a white dustcoat. She has just finished cleaning, slicing, and placing mangoes on trays. The 66-year-old […]

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Kenya: Table banking schemes help women buy land (IPS)

admin January 13, 2019

Eight months ago, Mary Auma and her three children were living in a one-room house in an informal settlement. Ms. Auma’s family […]

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Kenya: Farmers grow soya beans to manage striga

Emmanuel Nyakwana Ongwae January 05, 2019

It’s midday and Francis Babu is using a hoe to weed his maize and soya beans. The movements of his hands and […]

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Kenya: Farmers use rabbit urine as pesticide and fertilizer

Emmanuel Nyakwana Ongwae January 05, 2019

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: 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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