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A New Kind of Drought Insurance for Women in Kenya’s Arid Rangelands

by Alex Russell, May 17, 2022 Mama Nabulu visited her friend Mama Nasieku after the wet season ended with no rain at all. When Mama Nasieku said that her family lost half their goats and cattle, Mama…

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News and Press Release
Source:
Govt. USA
Posted:
04 Jun 2022

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Climate Hazards Center Early Estimates and the East Africa March-to-May 2019 Drought

This post was written by Laura Harrison, Juliet Way-Henthorne, and Chris Funk with the Climate Hazards Center. The Climate Hazards Center (CHC) has been using the CHC Early Estimates for agroclimatological monitoring and forecast-plus-observation rainfall scenarios since…

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News and Press Release
Source:
Govt. USA
Posted:
14 Aug 2019

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Mobile Technology Puts Kenya A Step Ahead For Food Security

Imagine a service in rural Nigeria, where smallholder farmers can send a text message and a tractor will appear and plow their field. Sounds too good to be true, right? Wrong. Hello Tractor does exactly that,…

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News and Press Release
Source:
Govt. USA
Posted:
14 Dec 2017

Kenya

Farmers Fight Grain Loss With Purdue University Storage Solution

For farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa, a reusable storage bag can be the difference between making a living and struggling to make it to the next harvest. That’s because improving food security is not just a matter…

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News and Press Release
Source:
Govt. USA
Posted:
05 Feb 2017

Kenya

Solar Power Offers Affordable Solutions for Kenyan Farmers

In Kenya, horticulture provides more than seven million metric tons of highly nutritious fruits and vegetables each year. These foods draw a higher price than other cops, but producing them carries risk, partly because of the…

Format:
News and Press Release
Source:
Govt. USA
Posted:
05 Apr 2016

Kenya

Portion by Portion -- Improving Food Security Through Efficient Land Use

Kenyan farm land, especially in western Kenya, is traditionally passed on to the next generation. Unfortunately, as farm land is divided among an ever-greater number of heirs, the plots grow increasingly smaller. Often, they become so…

Format:
News and Press Release
Source:
Govt. USA
Posted:
03 Sep 2015

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