Farmer Stories from Kenya

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Kenya: Trees help farmers restore soil fertility and increase crop production

James Karuga June 24, 2019

Beatrice Wamalwa smiles as she walks around her farm, surrounded by trees. She looks with amazement at the sheer number of trees […]

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Kenya: Resilient entrepreneur invests in pawpaw and passion fruit after losing watermelon crop (Farmbiz Africa)

admin June 24, 2019

Margaret Mutheu stands under a pawpaw tree, proudly showing off a cluster of healthy fruit as someone snaps a photo. She is […]

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Kenya: Farmers grow mukau tree as protection against drought (Trust)

admin May 26, 2019

Back in 2000, Jonathan Kituku Mung’ala was worried that a drought could wipe out his crops. At the time, he was working […]

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Kenya: As large herds struggle, some Maasai switch to dairy cattle (Trust)

admin May 12, 2019

In the Maasai village of Oloimayian, cattle have long been a symbol of wealth and pride. “I hope your cattle are well” […]

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Kenya: Farmers trust tradition over tech to predict the weather (Trust)

admin April 07, 2019

As Mary Mbaka tends to the crops on her farm in central Kenya, she wonders if she can rely on the recent […]

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Kenya: Replanting vanishing forests with slingshots and seeds (Trust)

admin March 24, 2019

In the early morning on school holidays and weekends, Eric Ndung’u heads off to herd his family’s goats in the plains of […]

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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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