Kenya – Batian on the Horizon

Kenya – Batian on the Horizon

Named after the highest peak of Mount Kenya, I first encountered the Batian variety in 2011. Seedlings were planted in Meru to give harvest within 3 years. The main breeding goal was to develop a variety that combines resistance to diseases with focus on improved...
Kenya – A will for Change

Kenya – A will for Change

During our recent visit to Kenya, mainly Nyeri and Meru, the newspaper Daily Nation exposed the shameful impoverishment of the Kenyan farmers. In several consecutive articles which spanned over a few days, it highlighted the damage that was done to farmers and the...