Not Just Farmers: Understanding Rural Aspirations Is Key To Kenya’s Future

Most households didn’t want their future generations to become farmers. DIVatUSAID/Flickr

About 8.3 million people living in Kenya’s rural areas farm to feed themselves. They typically have just a few acres of land and depend on rain to grow their crops. This makes them extremely vulnerable to changes in the weather. Many already struggle.

As with other countries in sub-Saharan Africa, rural communities in Kenya are characterised by higher rates of poverty, illiteracy and child mortality. They also have poor access to basic services, such as electricity and sanitation. Read more…


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