#519 — My Qualifications

Part IX: Benefits of Small Scale Farming in Kenya      I just started writing these Reports from Kenya on “Benefits of Small Scale Farming in Kenya” without any grand plan. As I have continued, people have suggested additional topics and I have added more myself. Some readers have encouraged me to assemble and edit these postings into a booklet. This READ MORE

#518 — Coffee

A farmer tends to her coffee plants. FILE PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP A discussion on coffee growing in Kenya is useful to understand the problems of small scale farmers. Coffee is not grown here near Lumakanda, but it used to be grown in Gladys’ home area near Chavakali and it is still grown on the slopes of Mt. Elgon READ MORE

#517 — Animals

Part VII: Benefits of Small Scale Farming in Kenya This is a cow owned by one of our neighbors. Notice that the cow is tied up and is eating grass along the roadside. This is a very common practice. Unfortunately this does not allow the cow to produce much milk. We do what is called “zero grazing” in that we READ MORE