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Caroline Wambui

'Peace ambassadors' ease water conflicts in drought-prone Kenya

27 Jun 2019

MAWENI, Kenya (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Outside a small, secluded house in Maweni village, a group of about 150 farmers sat together in the sweltering heat to talk about a topic giving them all sleepless nights: water.

FEATURE-'Peace ambassadors' ease water conflicts in drought-prone Kenya

27 Jun 2019

MAWENI, Kenya, June 27 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Outside a small, secluded house in Maweni village, a group of about 150 farmers sat together in the sweltering heat to talk about a topic giving them all sleepless nights: water.

FEATURE-As large herds struggle, some Maasai try a swap to dairy cattle

13 Mar 2019

OLOMAYIANA, Kenya, March 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - I n this Maasai village, where cattle have long been a symbol of wealth and pride, “I hope your cattle are well” is the most common greeting among friends and neighbours.

Kenyan farmers trust tradition over tech to predict the weather

11 Feb 2019

KAMATUNGU, Kenya (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As Mary Mbaka tended to the crops on her farm in central Kenya, she wondered if she could rely on recent heavy rains to keep them watered, or if she should be preparing for a dry spell.

FEATURE-Kenyan farmers trust tradition over tech to predict the weather

11 Feb 2019

KAMATUNGU, Kenya, Feb 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As Mary Mbaka tended to the crops on her farm in central Kenya, she wondered if she could rely on recent heavy rains to keep them watered, or if she should be preparing for a dry spell.

FEATURE-Kenya's ground-down coffee farmers switch to avocado amid global boom

06 Jul 2018

MUGAMBONE, Kenya, July 6 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Steve Mbugua uprooted more than 500 coffee trees on his half-acre farm in Nyeri county eight years ago, his neighbours thought he was making a mistake.

The elderly Kenyan women weaving their way to a more sustainable future

07 Jun 2018

MATHIGA, Kenya (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Sheltered by a tarpaulin from the blazing sun, a group of Kenyan women weave handfuls of dried reeds, their practiced hands turning them into exquisite baskets, mats and hats that have been sold to tourists from around the world.

Hit by wild weather, Kenya's herders fire up a hot new crop: chilli peppers

23 May 2018

KITENGELA, Kenya (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In this arid stretch of Kajiado County, where worsening heat and drought have been tough on livestock farmers, Arnold Ole Kapurua is experimenting with a hot new crop: chillis.

FEATURE-Hit by wild weather, Kenya's herders fire up a hot new crop: chilli peppers

23 May 2018

KITENGELA, Kenya, May 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In this arid stretch of Kajiado County, where worsening heat and drought have been tough on livestock farmers, Arnold Ole Kapurua is experimenting with a hot new crop: chillis.

No water? Parched Kenyans take up an unlikely new crop: fish

04 May 2018

ITUGURURU, Kenya (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Kenya’s often parched Tharaka Nithi County might seem an unlikely place to take up fish farming. But farmer James Muchangi thinks tilapia and catfish might be his crop of the future as climate change brings more unpredictable weather and worsening crop failures.

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