Agriculture is central to Kenyans and support about 80% of the population outside urban areas. 60% of the Kenyan export is produced in agriculture.
To develop and increase productivity in the rural sector in Kenya, Sweden has contributed in constructing NALEP; National Agriculture and Livestock Extension Programme. They are providing education, training and consulting for [...]
A forward-looking cash-based aid scheme designed and implemented by FAO is helping Somalis to buy food for themselves and their families immediately while also equipping them to better cope with future droughts. The cash-for-work project is paid some 1million Somalia over the last one year $18 dollars a week for 2 ½ months to [...]
Bee keeping has for many years been considered a male affair, however somewhere in Nyakach in the county of Kisumu a group of women have quashed that perception by engaging in large scale apiculture they are popularly known as the bee keeping women of Moro and as NTV’s Ouko Okusah found out beekeeping for [...]
Urbanization in Kenya has been attributed mainly to youth who migrate to towns looking for jobs. But one man in Nyeri town, Central region did just the opposite. Paul Njagi uses his training in accounting to manage his dairy farming. This has Mr. Njagi smiling all the way to his ATM, but not the [...]
In Kenya’s Taita district, harsh climate conditions mean more farmers are planting the aloe plant. With assistance from the World Bank, Kenyan farmers are receiving training to bring aloe products to the consumer markets. Men own most of the aloe farms, but women are vital to the success of the product through the production, [...]
A Food and Agriculture Organization project is working to reduce food losses in the Republic of the Gambia, where two years of crop failures and soaring food prices have left more than half the country’s population without enough food. In a world where in 1 in 7 people go hungry, roughly one third of [...]
Passion Fruits is changing the lives of a small village in Nandi Kenya. Thanks to SNV - Netherlands Development Organization and partners, local farmers have teamed up to form an association where they grow and export the produce to Uganda.
Small scale mango farming in Mbeere north remains the largest employment opportunity in the region and is central to the empowerment of youth and women who form the bulk of the workforce.
Farmers from highland regions who own fertile and productive lands will now have to borrow a leaf from farmers in semi-arid regions who [...]
This a farmer who started mango farming from picking of seeds from the market, he was later trained by IFAD, a wing of the Kenya Ministry of Agriculture on how he could improve on the quality and the quantity of his production.