Food security remains a fallacy without structured way of addressing land usage in Kenya

By Chris Silali and Chris Shimba

 

Elementary economics and entrepreneurship validates land as one of the key factors of production. Commonly defined as the part of the earth that is not covered by water, land goes beyond being a …

How can women-led SMEs in Kenya’s semi-arid lands build resilience to climate change?

By Joanes Atela and Kate Gannon

Semi-arid lands (SALs) in developing countries are climate change ‘hot spots’ – or areas where climate change is having grave impacts, such as longer and more frequent droughts. This creates new challenges for jobs

Milk supply; Why data tells only half the story

By Chris Silali and Chris Shimba

 

The dairy industry in Kenya is a significant agricultural sub-sector contributing to the national economy, household incomes and food security. It contributes 40 per cent to the agricultural GDP and 4 per cent

Rethinking Water Services in Kenya

Wario Bonaya

wbonaya@kenyamarkets.org

The theme of the 2016 world water day, Water and Jobs,  reflects the  emerging global consensus on the important role the water sector plays in stimulating sustainable economic development. The 2016 world water development report highlights this …

6 Lessons On Systemic Change From Motherhood And Parenting

By Eric Momanyi, Emomanyi@kenyamarkets.org

Over time, it has become clear that for change to become sustainable, change agents must not embed themselves as part of the system they are trying to change. If we understand how a particular system operates …

We can turn curse of Laikipia conflicts into blessing

Abdikarim Daud

Adaud@kenyamarkets.org

Parents are supposed to love, support and create an environment of beautiful upbringing. The sad reality is that this is not always the case. The responsibility becomes even wider for parents when it comes to considering the …

Alternative Livelihoods in Response to The Changing Climate

By Dr. Chris Silali and Sylvia Wafula

Climate change is by far the most ravaging and hard to mitigate natural disaster which cannot be addressed through short term fire-fighting tactics.

Effects of Climate change are evident in the shifting weather …

VIDEO: Providing Water to Wandiege Residents; Improving livelihoods

The right to clean and safe drinking water is enshrined in the article 43 of the 2010 Kenyan constitution. The human right to water entitles everyone to sufficient, safe, acceptable, physically accessible and affordable water for personal and domestic use.

VIDEO: Farmers benefit from use of lime-based fertilizer

We are encouraging farmers to use lime-based fertilizers to reduce soil acidity and improve nutrient uptake by crops. The ultimate goal is to increase farmer productivity so as to increase Kenya’s food security.

Other than yields, the fertilizers improve soil

VIDEO: Bridging the information gap in Kenya’s Agribusiness Sector

Over 3,000 farmers and 40 stakeholders in agriculture including County Government, input suppliers, traders, financial institutions, insurance firms converged at the Mwea Agriculture Expo held at Wang’uru stadium in Kirinyaga Sub-county. 

The Expo was organised by New Down Town Ltd

VIDEO: Wetting the Dry Taps of Mombasa

There has been a perennial water shortage in Mombasa, with informal settlements like Toa Tugawe in Kisauni most affected. These areas receive water for about two days in a week, for less than three hours each of these days.

This …

Seizing Investment Opportunities in the Water Sector

By Katanu Mwosa,

The maiden Kenya Water Week (KEWAWK) organized by the Water Services Trust Fund (WSTF) in collaboration with the Ministry of Water is summarized by the great African saying “If you want to go fast, go alone. If …