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  • No water? Parched Kenyans take up an unlikely new crop: fish

    05/09/2018 clip Thomson Reuters Foundation

    By Caroline Wambui ITUGURURU, Kenya, May 4 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Kenya’s often parched Tharaka Nithi County might seem an unlikely place to take up fish farming. But farmer James Muchangi thinks tilapia and catfish might be his crop of the future as climate change brings more unpredictable weather and worsening crop failures. After a […]

  • As Fruit Trees Fall, a Hunger Threat Looms in Kenya

    05/09/2018 clip Thomson Reuters Foundation

    By Caroline Wambui KAJUKI, Kenya, April 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – When Leah Mutembei was growing up in Kajuki, a village in central Kenya, most farms were dotted with avocado and mango trees. “But now they have all gone,” the 32-year-old maize farmer said from her homestead, gesturing to the barren land nearby. “We had […]

  • Kenyan herders turn to grazing app to cut drought risks

    05/09/2018 clip Thomson Reuters Foundation

    By Anthony Langat ARKAMANA, Kenya, May 7 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – During times of drought, herder Buchu Boru has to walk tens of kilometres in search of pasture for his animals – with no guarantee he will find it. “Somebody tells you by word of mouth that there is pasture but on arriving you don’t […]

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