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One year hospital stay that inspired ‘Mkulima Mdogo’s’ farming empire

Between June 2017 and July 2018, Lamech Victorious lay broke and bedridden after suffering 30 per cent burns on his body. He didn’t know it then, but that tragedy was the catalyst for him building his small empire. Popularly known as Mkulima Mdogo within farming circles– a sarcastic nickname which he embraced– the 27-year-old today …

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1000 Kwale passion fruit farmers turn collection centres into markets to grow income

Over 1000 passion fruit farmers in Kwale County now have market leverage thanks to Farmers Produce Collection centers turned markets that allow them to participate in price negotiations, something that has long been the preserve of middlemen. The successful move now opens doors to adoption across the country especially to dozens of cash crops that …

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