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Caroline Wambui

Men sweeping? Women inheriting? Rural Kenya shakes up gender roles

30 Oct 2019

ISHIARA, Kenya (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - It's early morning and Moses Njiru 43, has an array of household chores lined up before heading to his job as a cattle broker.

FEATURE-Men sweeping? Women inheriting? Rural Kenya shakes up gender roles

30 Oct 2019

ISHIARA, Kenya, Oct 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - It's early morning and Moses Njiru 43, has an array of household chores lined up before heading to his job as a cattle broker.

Bugs and biogas: Kenyan farmers get creative to fight 'devil's' cactus

26 Sep 2019

LAIKIPIA, Kenya (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Armed with rakes, hoes and machetes, a group of ranchers hacked at the spiky cactus plants sprouting all over their land, chopping them into pieces and carting them off in wheelbarrows.

FEATURE-Bugs and biogas: Kenyan farmers get creative to fight 'devil's' cactus

26 Sep 2019

LAIKIPIA, Kenya, Sept 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Armed with rakes, hoes and machetes, a group of ranchers hacked at the spiky cactus plants sprouting all over their land, chopping them into pieces and carting them off in wheelbarrows.

'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.

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