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Agriculture and food production is at the heart of Kenya’s economy. In our work with communities, we have found that farmers are struggling to make a living despite having access to large tracts of fertile land and potentially, the whole world for a market. More to the point, agricultural products like maize, sugar and rice have in the recent past seen such bad management, that farmers are now losing hope.
Al Kags recently spoke to a policeman, who is a farmer in Western Kenya who gave a concise story about it. We share here notes of that conversation as well as things that we have learnt, working with farming communities in Nakuru Counties.
Agriculture has been recognized as a major economic driver in the African region. Current statistics (http://www.un.org/en/sections/issues-depth/population/) indicate a population of 1.2 billion people in Africa…