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Laikipia Rural Voices (LRV) has been supported by Arid Lands Information Network (ALIN) through Ng'arua Maarifa Centre.
Laikipia Rural Voices (LRV) has been supported by Arid Lands Information Network (ALIN) through Ng'arua Maarifa Centre.

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Joto Afrika: Implementing Kenya’s Nationally Determined Contribution
By Bob Aston The Arid Lands Information Network ( ALIN ) is pleased to present Joto Afrika
issue 22- Implementing Kenya’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC ). The
issue is a joint effort between ALIN and the Ministry of Environment and
Natural Resourc...
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Joto Afrika issue 21 is out
By Bob Aston The Arid Lands Information Network ( ALIN ) is pleased to present issue 21 of Joto Afrika newsletter. The issue is a joint effort between ALIN and the  Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources  through the Low Emission and Climate Resilien...
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Islamic finance provides Kenyans with cushion against drought
By Zoe Tabary WAJIR, Kenya -
Hamara Hujale tries to keep an eye on two squirming children and a pot of
simmering ugali – a white doughy dish – as she reaches for her buzzing phone. After speaking
a few words, she hangs up and scribbles in a wrinkled noteboo...
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Kenya's parched farmers stop ploughing but harvest more food and jobs
By Isaiah Esipisu IMENTI, Kenya - On a five-acre piece of land being prepared for planting, James Mwenda shouts at his two oxen, commanding them to move in a straight line as they pull a ripper that cuts a long slit into the unploughed ground. The "low-till...
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Agriculture reality show launched in Kenya
By Bob Aston The creators of Kenya’s first makeover television series Shamba Shape Up have introduced the first agriculture reality TV show in East Africa. Robert Godec, the United States Ambassador to Kenya launched Don’t Lose the Plot ( DLTP ) TV show at ...
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App helps Kenya’s small farmers tackle pests, map crops
By Caroline Wambui KATHERI, Kenya - Sitting under a cypress tree on his farm to escape the scorching heat, Michael Mwenda is deeply engrossed in his phone. "I am getting the latest info on diseases attacking French beans," he said. "My neighbours' beans wer...
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Joto Afrika issue 20 is out
The Arid Lands Information Network ( ALIN ) is pleased to present issue 20 of Joto Afrika newsletter. The issue is a joint effort between ALIN and the  Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources  through the Low Emission and Climate Resilient Development...
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Sokopepe issue 3: Farm records for improved productivity
By Bob Aston We are pleased to present issue 3 of Sokopepe Newsletter. The issue is a joint effort between Arid Lands Information Network ( ALIN ) and Sokopepe Ltd . The end of March 2017 marked the end of a successful roll-out phase of the Farm Records Man...
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Nurse with a passion for agribusiness
Thomas Ngaruiya In Muiriene village in the
heart of Meru County, Mrs. Doris Mutirithia’s 1-acre farm has since 2010 helped
to support her family by paying school fees for her two children through the
proceeds received from the sale of farm produce. In a goo...
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Banked farmers learning how to manage risks
By Bob Aston Access to
financial services is about to provide an opportunity for Kairiri Forest Users
and Conservation Community Based Organisation (CBO) in Timau area of Meru
County to deal with crop failure. Most of the members had contemplated quitting
f...
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