In collaboration with AMPATH, we initiated training for small-scale farmers in Western Kenya to educate them on the biology and management of fall armyworm, which causes significant maize yield losses in Africa.
I am familiar with East Africa as I grew up in Ethiopia, a country north of Kenya. However, this was my first time to be in Kenya, as a Corteva Grows Food Security Fellow to work on AMPATH-Corteva collaboration project.
I never thought of writing my last blog about working in Eldoret and passing my blogging baton to next fellow because I am afraid of being unfair with this post. It is very difficult for me to transform my sentiments into words.
Fodder scarcity is a serious problem for the small-scale farmers of dairy-focused counties in Western Kenya, disturbing feed plans and bringing economic pressure.
The dairy sector plays a pivotal role in socio-economic and food security development of small-scale Kenyan farmers. Cattle are perceived as cornucopia in the rural economy.