Drought-Hit Kenyans Find Gold in Tea Trees
"Marketing maize is a headache. The prices fluctuate from time to time and farmers end up making losses," according to Alice Wanja, at her quarter-acre tea tree farm at Sweet Waters.
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 7 March 2018
At Sweet Waters, a village in central Kenya, Veronicah Nyambura stands under the hot sun between two fields. One is full of lush plants - but the other has crops so wilted that… Read more »
Tea farmers routinely complain that bureaucracy in the industry curbs their earnings.
Africa Renewal, 6 March 2018
Agriculture plays a pivotal role in the lives of most Kenyans with close to 70 percent of the population - mainly women - relying on it. Read more »
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 6 March 2018
Recently, East Africa's IGAD Climate Predictions and Application Centre (ICPAC) mooted the possibility of a weak La Nina weather pattern across the Horn of Africa. This could mean… Read more »