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...
Kenya Kiarago Estate phase 2

Kenya Kiarago Estate phase 2

Developing Kiarago Estate, Kenya.   A short video documentary about our second phase work at Kiarago Estate, Kenya....
Where did Trading go Wrong?

Where did Trading go Wrong?

We got around to spend some time at coffee farms during the past weekend. Here we learned farmers were paid 0.7US per kilo coffee. So far we have managed to see, nobody has coffee from this area, but only from central parts of Kenya just north of Nairobi. That is the...