Hydroponic agriculture turns Kenyan homes into gardens

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 12:00, by Emeka Okafor
From World Bulletin via City Farmer News:
“I grow tomatoes, kale and spinach, which saves me time and money,” she said. “The crops mature faster [with hydroponics] when compared to growing them on a farm.”
We teach farmers how to utilize the vertical spaces in their homes,” Mwangi, the hydroponics expert, told.

Kimani Kemboi runs a pharmacy at Aga Khan University Hospital and lives in Westlands, an affluent Nairobi neighborhood.

“For every household in Nairobi, space is an issue,” he told. “Unlike other towns, Nairobi is not an agricultural town.”
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PHOTO | BILLY MUTAI… ( Read on! )

Entrepreneurship development from the Songhai Centre

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 02:55, by Emeka Okafor
In Benin:
This video presents the SONGHAI center, a sustainable center of micro-enterprise which also trains many young Africans. It is considered as a model of best practices for rural development, sustainable development, employment and training of youths, and self-financing of a company.

This sustainable African initiative is recognized as a 'centre of excellence'. It employs over 400 people and trains more than 500 students and receives more than 20,000 visitors a year. SONGHAI has trained more than 2,650 people, most of whom have created their own companies. In addition, the center has… ( Read on! )

Meet a $4000(US) a month Urban Farmer from Kenya

Friday, December 20, 2013 - 15:10, by Emeka Okafor
Daily Nation reports on the work of urban farmer, Ms. Karanja. Her enterprise was recently highlighted by namesake Nancy Karanja a soil scientist:
...Proximity to the airport makes it easy for Mrs Karanja to get the feed that also nourishes the two dairy goats she started raising recently. “I’ve noticed that goat milk is very nutritious and I want it for my family,” says the mother of three, who ditched her accountancy career in 2008 for farming, which she started with three Friesians.

At Sh38 per litre of milk, the farmer makes Sh11,400 per day from her cows. Put another way, she… ( Read on! )

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