Category Archives: Agriculture

Localizing the GM debate the sure way of developing acceptance

By Kimani Chege While growing up in Nyandarua County, as a farming community, there were many challenges which at some point I thought needed someone bigger than us to solve them. There were problems of infrastructure with impassable roads being … Continue reading

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Let’s talk about food

In mid-April 2011, the World Bank held an open forum on its website to invite questions, ideas and solutions from readers worldwide on how to overcome the global food crisis and ensure that the world’s 1 billion hungry people get … Continue reading

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East Africa’s ‘Desert Gold’ market poised for growth

Livestock play an important role in African pastoralism systems.  Notable ones include cattle, sheep, goats and camels.  These systems are currently facing various threats such as severe drought, conflict, poor or lack of infrastructure and markets.  According to Dr. Hussein … Continue reading

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The Tana Delta’s changing landscape: What’s in it for the Orma pastoralists?

Direct foreign investment will see about 300,000 ha of land around the Tana Delta curved off for large scale farming of sugar cane, food and bio-fuel crops.  The Orma pastoralists who are the inhabitants of the area now have to … Continue reading

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