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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...

Singaporean woman sets up Rwanda’s first modern poultry farm

Growing up, her family called her a chicken without feathers because of her tiny frame. Now, Lam Shumei is known as "Madame Poulet du...

Sh100,000 a month is a good banana harvest for retired banker

If banana farming was not profitable, as many people think, Peter Ndegwa the chairman of Ngitha Farmers Self Help group would be a poor...

How to make millions in pig farming

If you have not been into pig farming, or you have just started, this article is for you. If you are already there, it...

How to grow French beans, market and make money

Mention mishiri to any Kenyan woman – and chances are that it has now become a regular at the dining table. Also known as French...

Watermelon girl: “I made a million in three months”

When she was first interviewed and came to limelight,  29-year-old Annie Nyaga became the talk of town because of her farming prowess. Her story is...

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