Farmer Stories from Kenya

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Kenya: Farmers grow jack beans to improve soil fertility and reduce soil erosion

Pius Sawa September 16, 2019

It’s mid-morning and Anne Nyangasi is leading a group of farmers who are inspecting their jack beans, also known as canavalia beans. […]

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Kenya: Good irrigation results in good harvests for pastoralists switching to horticulture (The Daily Nation)

admin September 16, 2019

After losing nearly all his livestock to drought and bandits, John Nang’iro Ekalale switched to horticulture in 2016. Mr. Ekalale teamed up […]

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Kenya: Farmers grow pineapples in challenging conditions

Emmanuel Nyakwana Ongwae August 05, 2019

It’s eight o’clock in the morning and Barare Nyang’au is busy pruning pineapple plants on his farm. The father of four whistles […]

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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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