World Autism Awareness Day: Can autism be caused by the food we eat?

For a very long time, Autism has been unrecognized in Kenya as many communities are unable to identify it as a medical condition.  For this reason, autistic children have often been isolated and ill-treated because they are said to be possessed by evil spirits. While genetics has been identified as the greatest risk to autism, … Continue reading World Autism Awareness Day: Can autism be caused by the food we eat?

Happy World Water Day: Not only water quantity but also water quality is important for food security

Have you ever sat to imagine how difficult life would be without fresh water? For many people water is just like air; we use it, we need it, but we do not fully understand its worth. That is why it is pretty common to find individuals, corporations or government institutions releasing factory effluent or raw … Continue reading Happy World Water Day: Not only water quantity but also water quality is important for food security

International Women’s Day: Empowering Women in Agriculture for a Prosperous Nation

For people living in urban centers in Kenya, all food has to be bought unless one has access to a garden. This is where mama mbogas come in; a popular Swahili term used to refer to women who sell fruits and vegetables in small stalls in towns and residential estates. Others even sell fried fish … Continue reading International Women’s Day: Empowering Women in Agriculture for a Prosperous Nation

World Wildlife Day: How pesticides impact on wildlife

Kenya boasts of a diverse variety of wildlife that includes many animal and plant species. Wildlife watching attracted over 2 million tourists in Kenya in 2018, earning the country 158 billion shillings, according to the ministry of tourism. While wildlife is generally highly protected in Kenya through strict anti-poaching and anti-hunting policies, the human-wildlife conflict … Continue reading World Wildlife Day: How pesticides impact on wildlife

World Day of Social Justice: Adding the Unique Ingredient of Social Justice to the Bland Broth of Kenya’s Agriculture Sector

I was privileged to be born and raised in a village where women were allowed to own farms. Though a fairly uncommon practice, I saw many women’s lives uplifted as they grew crops, sold them, build decent homes, and took their children to school. On 10th June 2008, the International Labour Organization (ILO) adopted the … Continue reading World Day of Social Justice: Adding the Unique Ingredient of Social Justice to the Bland Broth of Kenya’s Agriculture Sector

World Cancer Day: How About Kicking Out those Carcinogenic Pesticides Altogether?

Global, regional, and national statistics Cancer is a group of diseases that affect body cells in a manner that causes abnormal, uncontrollable cell division and growth. Its impact on human health and the financial burden associated with treatment has made it a significant public health challenge. It is the second-highest cause of death globally in … Continue reading World Cancer Day: How About Kicking Out those Carcinogenic Pesticides Altogether?

Kenya needs more innovate education in sustainable agriculture

Every year, on 24th of January, the world will celebrate the International Day of Education, a day that the UN General Assembly dedicated to acknowledge education and its role in promoting peace and sustainable development (UNESCO, 2019). Great education is people-centered (Guo & Zhang, 2009), seeks to improve the quality of life at the personal, … Continue reading Kenya needs more innovate education in sustainable agriculture