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Youths in Isiolo shifting from pastoralism to modern agriculture

By Malachi Motano The harsh economic times and the attempts to fight food insecurity are making nomadic communities in Isiolo County shift from herding to crop production. This is thanks to Isiolo River that has provided water for irrigation. Some young men in Samburu, Turkana, Rendile, Borana, Somali who have traditionally engaged each other in cattle-rustling wars are changing their ...

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How lack of water denies Kenyans the ‘right to life’ in West Pokot

‘Pusu poltoy cho relach’ meaning, like clouds in the sky, new people will replace old ones but people will continue to exist. This Pokot saying shows they believe in a future. As the climate change debate continues and with COP 21 coming to an end in France this weekend, this future is at stake. In a place where basic necessities ...

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Chives farming transforming farmers’ lives in Bahati, Nakuru

There is nothing that makes a farmer rejoice more than knowing there is a ready market for their produce. Hassle free. This is one advantage that a section of farmers from Bahati Constituency in Nakuru have as farming takes a more economic approach from the usual subsistence practice. The more than 80 farmers have adopted chives production, with the export ...

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