Gum harvesting uplifts women, helps them fight climate change

by Andrew Kasuku https://www.the-star.co.ke/sasa/lifestyle/2021-07-09-gum-harvesting-uplifts-women-helps-them-fight-climate-change/ Amid thorny acacia trees and bushes struggling to green, a smaller plant defies the environment to bloom, tolerating the harsh sun and aridity that has suppressed other plants to sprout red flowers. A hundred metres away …

Kenya’s Women Entrepreneurs Held Back from Corporate Procurement

by John Njiru https://kenyanwallstreet.com/kenyas-women-entrepreneurs-held-back-from-corporate-procurement/ When Annmarie and Nancy Kathendu – the two sisters – walked to Nakumatt in 2014, they were attempting to disrupt a grocery market largely dominated by men. Armed with a cumulative four-decades of knowledge wealth in …

Kenyan farmers swap eucalyptus for avocados to preserve water sources

By Anthony Lang’at for Devex https://www.devex.com/news/kenyan-farmers-swap-eucalyptus-for-avocados-to-preserve-water-sources-100608 Nearly 20 years ago, Edward Koskei planted 700 eucalyptus trees on his farm, along Berea village’s Ngetunyek River in Bomet Central, Kenya, after friends had informed him that the trees were a good investment. But it didn’t take long before …