Climate Change Resilience

Local Adaptations: Smallholder Farmers Leading the Way in Climate Change Resilience

Smallholder farmers are leading scientists in documenting some of the local interventions they are applying in combating changes in weather which have insulated them even as crop production falls. Research scientist Sarah Ogalleh Ayeri has been canvasing the villages of Laikipia County documenting methods used by peasant farmers as they attempt to adapt to changing …

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Fruit farming boon to drought-hit farmers

The adoption of farming different fruits in Machakos, Kitui and Makueni counties, famously known as Ukambani or Eastern Kenya region is keeping alive hopes of many farmers from the region which has for years been threatened by poor harvesting. Most parts of the country especially eastern region for instance experienced below-normal rainfall that was mainly …

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Israeli AgriTech company brings digital irrigation to 500K Kenyan small-scale maize growers

Up to to 500,000 smallholder maize farmers – mostly women living in Bungoma and Busia – will have access to SupPlant’s new sensor-less irrigation technology. This tech will collect and analyze hyperlocal climatic, plant, and irrigation data that will then aid these farmers in water conservation to avoid crop failure. SupPlant, a leading Israeli smart …

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