Category Archives: Farmer

Fighting ignorance through new technology

Samuel Owiti Awino was an agricultural gambler, so to speak. Tormented by unreliable rains and the destructive Striga weed, he was ready to try any crop that came his way. “When you are sick and you don’t know what ails … Continue reading

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Women take the war over to ‘cereal’ killer

Busia is among the most fertile of Kenya’s 47 counties.  Its rich soils receive between 760mm and 2000mm of rainfall. “Most parts of the County have high potential for agriculture and promises of faster growth,” according to the Busia County … Continue reading

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The Striga witch has left

Richard Amolo takes this writer around his farm. He just ploughed it in readiness for the short rains that were expected the previous week. Yes, the rains delayed. Amolo says he is afraid they may fail altogether.  But there’s one … Continue reading

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At the forefront in war against ‘cereal’ killer

In a region where the youth have apparently shirked farming despite the soaring poverty, Mercy Mwende Onyango stands out as an island. She’s leading the way in embracing technology. And she hopes that her agricultural exploits will not only silence … Continue reading

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Removing drudgery from cassava farming – success for farmer Stephania Kunda in Zambia

Cassava, a highly nutritious crop, can be time consuming to plant, maintain and harvest. This has caused many farmers to shun planting the crop and those who plant cassava neglect its maintenance leading to below optimum yields. Cassava Mechanisation and … Continue reading

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Farmer Mumba forsees lucrative cassava production in Zambia with CAMAP

When Celestina Mumba Chanda heard that there was a new project being implemented in her locality to help cassava farmers improve their crop production she was eager to be one of the first beneficiaries.  A resident of Mansa district in … Continue reading

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AATF Cassava Machanisation and Agro-processing Project (CAMAP) goes live in Zambia

The long awaited implementation phase of CAMAP project has at last come to being. This is after a lot of planning efforts which started with the acquisition of the technology and establishment of a project partnership between AATF and Zambia … Continue reading

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StrigAway Imazapyr Resistant maize has changed my farming fortunes

I come from Itando village in Chavakali division of Vihiga district in Western Kenya. I have been a farmer since 2003. I practice what you would call intensive farming. I grow a mixture of crops like avocado, sweet potatoes, various … Continue reading

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Growing StrigAway maize has made my family food secure

My name is Daniel Ochieng Teti and I am a small scale farmer in Kisumu North district in Kenya. I grow various food crops such as maize, beans and millet. Growing maize is my most important farming activity as it … Continue reading

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Reaping the fruits of Imazapyr resistant maize

Vitalis Kwena Oduor is a small-scale farmer from Nyamwanga Village of Busia District in Western Kenya. He grows various crops including maize, beans, sorghum, cassava, ground nuts and sweet potatoes on his six acre piece of land. Vitalis’ farming experience … Continue reading

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