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Hands off! Kenyan slum dwellers unite to protect city dam

Feb 26 2019

KIBERA, Kenya (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - It is Friday morning, and the southeastern fringe of Kibera slum comes alive as teams of women and youngsters converge on the edge of the Nairobi dam.

Watch your step: Kenyan herders mark out disease-free grazing routes

Feb 19 2019

LOSIRIEN, Kenya (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The morning calm of Losirien valley was broken by a cow bell tinkling as Benjamin Kerei led his herd of about 50 animals down a parched trail alongside a dry riverbed in southwest Kenya.

Savings but no title deed? Loans help Kenyan women turn idle land into gold

Jan 08 2019

TULUROBA, Kenya (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For the women of Tuluroba village's self-help group, the goal was simple: use their combined savings to buy cattle, fatten them and sell them to the beef industry for slaughter.

Solar-pumped water slakes rural Kenya's thirst for development

Jan 04 2019

MARIMANTI, Kenya (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Stooped over knee-high rows of green gram plants at her farm in eastern Kenya, Grace Kaari hums to herself as she slices out weeds with a blunt machete.

Kenya's Maasai zone grazing land to keep off property developers

Nov 26 2018

KAJIADO, Kenya (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Five years after Naponi Taiko's husband died, his relatives chased her and the couple's two children off their parcel of land in southern Kenya.

Instant forest? 'Tree hopping' takes off in Kenya

Nov 13 2018

KERITA, Kenya (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The sun beat down on Samuel Rono's farm in Kerita, a village in southern Kenya, as six young men struggled to load one of several large trees into a waiting truck.

Kenyan farmers try to sweep away landslide risks with bamboo

Nov 07 2018

MAKOMBOKI, Kenya (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Lunch at Macharia Mirara's house in the village of Makomboki used to be a cheery occasion as his children chattered about their morning at school. But these days, no one is home.

FEATURE-Rain or shine, grain banks help Kenyan farmers beat trade cartels

Nov 02 2018

MUKOTHIMA, Kenya, Nov 2 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For a farmer who has repeatedly suffered poor harvests due to inadequate rains, Silas Kirimi was surprised to find himself with the opposite problem this year: What to do with last season's bumper harvest of green gram?

Efficient cookstoves take up a new task in Kenya: heating

Sep 25 2018

NGURIUNDITU, Kenya (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Joyce Njenga replaced her traditional open-fire hearth with an energy-saving stove, she was pleased it lived up to its promised efficiencies: using less firewood and halving cooking times.

With 'worm juice,' Kenya's farmers boost their soil - and harvests

Sep 14 2018

NDABIBI, Kenya (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Stooped over a large plastic drum at his farm in southwestern Kenya, Josphat Macharia scoops up a handful of dirt and examines the worms writhing in his grip.

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