Woman farmer increases resiliency to the effects of drought by planting fodder fields
July 3, 2012
Asha Adan, a mother of five boys, has farmed in the arid north of Kenya’s Coast Province for the past 15 years, producing mostly fruit crops and, more recently, rearing cattle. She is the Secretary of the Al-Mukaram farm, near the bridge that connects Garissa and Madogo. The group farm has 50 members, 20 women and 30 men, and 192 acres of land of which about 56 are currently under cultivation.
A devout Muslim who seeks knowledge, Asha traveled to Garissa District to visit a fodder production demonstration plot at the Al-Rahma farm.
What is the Financial Inclusion for Rural Microenterprises program?
Financial Inclusion for Rural Microenterprises is a USAID and Government of Kenya partnership designed to expand and deliver innovative financial services to small businesses and entrepreneurs, including lending for projects in agriculture, renew
African Agriculture Capital Fund invests Kshs 48 million in Wilmar Flowers
June 20, 2012
Impact investment, like all capital investment, seeks a high rate of financial return. It also seeks to make a positive impact. Kenya’s Wilmar Flowers offers investors both.
Wilmar is Kenya’s largest exporter of smallholder-supplied flowers, currently air-freighting to The Netherlands, the U.K. and the U.S. To meet the growing demand for fresh cut flowers, Wilmar subcontracts with 3000 smallholder farmers in the Central, Eastern, Rift Valley and Western regions of Kenya.