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Conservation Agriculture Easier on Aging Farmers

June 10, 2022

Joseph joined a Farmer Field School despite other men saying it was “a waste of time.” He ended up mulching a small piece of land just to please the staff. And then … “I never at all believed in this,” he admits, but his mulched maize remained green even when the rains stopped. When he […]

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Adopting All the Skills

January 7, 2022

You’d have to search far and wide before finding a more determined farmer than Lucy. Since joining her village’s Farmer Field School, she has started implementing all the new practices she’s been exposed to thus far. These include establishing a multi-story kitchen garden, building a large outdoor dish rack to improve household sanitation, erecting a […]

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Shocked By Her Own Success

June 28, 2021

In 2019, after years of poor farming results, Saweria experienced a complete crop failure because of a severe drought. In order to feed her three children, she says she resorted to stealing forest firewood to sell, risking hyena attacks and government sanctions.  Less than a year into the start of this new program, she was […]

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Starting Off Right: Community Self-Assessment

December 4, 2020

Located in an arid/semi-arid region in the north of Kenya, the Igembe program is an offshoot of the Tigania program which has helped to enhance community resilience and year-round food security. The new program aims to build on the successes of its predecessor, including: Diversifying household income Farming methods that lower the risk of crop […]

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