Cassava growing for food security in Kenya

by PATHWAYS Leadership for Progress
Aug 7, 2013

August 2013 report

Researchers visiting our cassava project
Researchers visiting our cassava project

August, 2013

Maragua Division, Kenya

Dear Friends,

One of the major causes of hunger in Kenya is the over-reliance on corn and beans as the staple foods. These are crops that cannot withstand adverse weather conditions such as drought. Our community has however successfully adopted cassava to enhance food security. The good news has spread far and wide. We recently hosted a group of researchers from the Kenya Agricultural Research Institute who wanted to know the impact that cassava has had on the food security status of our community. We showed them around and gave them a presentation on our work as well. We hope that they can learn from our experience and initiate a national program on cassava cultivation.
The attached photo shows a community member explaining how she has benefited from the crop. In front of her are young cassava tubers.

Having already left the university, I am back in the village where I am volunteering in the planning of my county's (Murang'a County) Agricultural Show, next month.

Thank you for your continued support to help us achieve food security and to spread the word about the benefits of cassava.


Community giving a presentation on our project
Community giving a presentation on our project

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Organization Information

PATHWAYS Leadership for Progress

Location: Lilburn, GA - USA
Project Leader:
Angie Gust
PATHWAYS Leadership for Progress
Lilburn, GA Kenya