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

The threat of pollinators: What happened to the swarming insects?

I remember with nostalgia growing up in the village. There were many trees, lots of grass, plenty of fruits from the farm, bees, and numerous types of birds. I particularly loved the sunbird, for I found its beak amusing. Their beautiful colors and loud chirping made me very happy. Bee stings were also not uncommon, … Continue reading The threat of pollinators: What happened to the swarming insects?

Human Rights Day- A right to a healthy environment

Every year on December 10th, the world celebrates human rights day- a day the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948.  The document is a milestone that boldly proclaims the rights everyone is inherently entitled to as a person despite their nationality, religion, gender, property, birth and so on. … Continue reading Human Rights Day- A right to a healthy environment

World Soil Day- It’s time to regenerate our soils

  These days, stories about the health of our soils seem to be trending from all spheres, giving a glimpse of how important the issue is to everybody. Recently, the Daily Nation and Business Daily newspapers highlighted how unhealthy our soils have become by mentioning a study that was done covering 11 counties in Kenya. … Continue reading World Soil Day- It’s time to regenerate our soils

Organic vs. Conventionally-grown food: Which is more nutritious?

Image by Ensia Conventional food often contains elevated levels of pesticides, heavy metals and other contaminants. In Kenya unsafe foods are quite common and they are highlighted in the media almost on a daily basis. A recent expose on NTV revealed how popular maize flour brands have dangerously high levels of aflatoxins. Maize flour is … Continue reading Organic vs. Conventionally-grown food: Which is more nutritious?