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Unlocking the Financing Gap in Kenya’s Water Sector

Universal access to clean and safe drinking water continues to be a global and national challenge. It is estimated that 663 million people worldwide still use unimproved drinking water sources, including unprotected wells, springs and surface water. Nearly half of …

Improving livelihoods through diversified agriculture

John Ouma is among the numerous farmers in Bungoma County who specializes in maize farming. He however says that his average harvest from his 6-acre farm has been a mere 18 bags, against an expected average of 40 bags per …

Agrodealer-led Climate Smart Demos Changing Farmers’ Fortunes

Agrodealer-led climate smart demos have taken an upward trajectory changing the agribusiness landscape. KMT’s implementing partner in the crop seed sector, Agri Experience, facilitated climate smart agrodealer-led demos for the 2016 short rains (Sep/Oct). Field days that involve local farmers, …

Alternative Livelihoods in Response to The Changing Climate

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 patterns that have led to unpredictable rainfall …

How can we unlock market opportunities for livestock keepers

Livestock produced in Kenya is very expensive due to a long value chain. This has rendered Kenya uncompetitive and unable to access external markets for its livestock. Kenya has even imported cheaper livestock from neighboring countries due to its expensive …

Can Kenya turn around its informal milk markets?

Kenya’s informal dairy markets are central to the livelihoods, food security and nutrition of the majority of its citizens, particularly the poor, women and children. Kenya’s informal dairy market is significant in size – 86 per cent of Kenya’s milk

What can Kenya Learn from Zambia on Agricultural development?

In Zambia, smallholder farmers rely on rain-fed agriculture and constantly face challenges such as erratic rainfall, fragile soil and poor access to markets. Climate change places an additional burden on farmers’ food security by increasing the frequency and intensity of …

Which water service delivery model is best for your region?

Water sector stakeholders have been asked to address governance and management issues in water provision bodies to improve water service delivery to Kenyans.

The stakeholders, meeting in Isiolo for a conference themed “Addressing governance and sustainability of rural water management”, …