Title Finding a way out of the maize
Contributor ILEIA
Author Mary Mwendwa
Content Recurring drought and crop failure in many parts of the world have led to food and nutrition insecurity, and a dependence on food aid. But recently, some farmers in Kenya have been developing their own sustainable way to secure enough nutritious food along with extra income so that they can send their children to school. Traditional drought tolerant, nutritious crops such as cassava, sorghum and millet that were losing popularity due to a surge in maize production are again becoming commonplace, with reliable harvests improving diets and income.
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published
Language English
Africa KENYA
Link http://www.agriculturesnetwork.org/magazines/global/reclaiming-nutrition/returning-to-traditional-crops