Greenhouse farming in Kenya

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Members Kind Youth Precious group at the greenhouse site in Kisumu county. 

Kenya: Greenhouse Farming Takes Root in Kisumu

By Maurice Alal


GREENHOUSE farming technology is being embraced in Kisumu county.

The technology has been associated with wealthy individuals for many years, but this is changing, thanks to a community-driven development initiative funded by Lake Victoria Environmental Project.

Many farmers in the region have now ventured into tomato and pepper growing.

On a tour of Ombeyi ward, Muhoroni sub-county in Kisumu, we meet 50-year-old Solomon Ngar, who quit teaching in 1986 to farm.

Ngar is a member of a 19-member group which owns two greenhouses, water harvesting facility and afforestation project.

“Greenhouse farming has opened a new chapter in our lives. We are able to provide food for our family and educate our children,” says the father of seven.

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Published by

Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.