At 80 per cent, small scale farmers with fewer than two acres of land, make up the clear majority of Westerns Kenya’s farming community.
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.