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With a $10,000 prize offer, Kenya reality TV show draws youth back to farming

NAIROBI, Kenya — As a student, Leah Wangari imagined a glamorous life as a globe-trotting flight attendant, not toiling in dirt and manure. Born and...

Of Museveni, Ramaphosa and Kagame and their obsession with Ankole cows

If Cyril Ramaphosa clinches the presidency in South Africa – which he might as ANC leader – Africa will have three Presidents who have...

How to make your own chicken feed

You have decided to go into poultry farming. Actually, you are on the right track to eke a good living out of it. This...

Farmers make money by selling rabbit’s urine

It is one of those stories that few farmers talk about. But, believe it or not, farmers using rabbit urine in production of their...

After plastics ban, making money with banana fibre bags

With the exit of plastic bags, some farmers in Kirinyaga are already cashing in on banana fibres to make bags. In the recent past, banana...

Gucci purses and watermelons: dreaming of a better future for Kenya’s hungry north

(Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Kenya can escape the 'Groundhog Day' of recurrent hunger crises by investing in irrigated farming and leather tanneries in its...

Gloria Muliro: The gospel singer and poultry farmer

At a two acre farm in Juja, gospel singer Gloria Muliro finds solace as a poultry farmer. Here she keeps over 1000 kienyeji chicken...

Why this young ambitious Nigerian girl left banking for farming

Aderonke Eko-Aderinoye is a young ambitious Nigerian farmer, who left her banking job to start farming business.  She was the winner of the Wimbiz...

I am Leah Kalanguka and I grow mushrooms for sale

I am Leah Kalanguka. I grow mushrooms for sale. The idea of considering agriculture was sold to me by my mother, Jane Bawaya Kalanguka,...

My Sukuma wiki (collard greens) is a money maker

The green leafy sukuma wiki (collard greens) plants stand about half a metre high and sway as the wind blows in the plains of Kinangop. Mary...

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