In the wake of green revolution, notable increases in agricultural incomes and subsequent contributions to food security were noticed among many farmers in the world. Amidst all this, a majority of rural dwellers still wallow in poverty. This differential poverty is what has fueled a growing need to embrace new sources of innovation that are … More The second freedom for women
Flash back to 2007 Am seated in an agronomy class in my first year stay in campus and the lecturer in front is talking about extension officers and their link to helping improve agriculture which happens to be the backbone of our economy..My mind clouds with thoughts and I hear the lecturer saying tidbits about … More Does Agricultural Research Deliver?
Deep in the heart of Kikuyu district in Kenya, you are likely to meet up with a few small scale farmers busy in their farms or plots. Nevertheless, few possesse the joys of narrating how a hobby turned to a commercial venture like one farmer does. Meet Patrick Njogu Gitau a peri-urban small scale farmer … More The ups and downs of a peri-urban farmer
Quite a number of us have practiced backyard farming: Rabbit keeping, vegetable/kitchen farming, poultry keeping and so forth in rural areas. These we keep as pets or even as a source of ready vegetables and meat for our daily consumption. The rapid increase in urbanization and subsequent rise in urban food insecurity has resulted to … More Breaking off the poverty chains: Urban farming in Nairobi, Kenya