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January 25, 2016

“We are always afraid of a disease outbreak! Many animals die because we don’t have people who can treat them,” explains Sori Guyo, a pastoralist in Marsabit County.  Drought and subsequent disease outbreaks can cause daily livestock death, negatively affecting the household incomes of the communities in the northern arid lands who largely depend on pastoralism.

January 25, 2016

“I used to think that farming was for the uneducated youth and old retirees, but hey, I am an information technology graduate earning a living from the farm,” explains 33-year-old, James Onyuka, in Kisumu County.

Onyuka first pursued employment in the technology industry by opening a cyber café.  However, as access to ‘smart’ phones expanded, his main clientele of tech-savvy youth found it easier and more affordable to access the Internet using smart phones instead of his café.

January 25, 2016
Smallholder farmers produce 75 percent of the food in Kenya. Many of these farmers rely on seasonal rains.  However, Jane Kisia, a 50-year-old farmer in Nyando Sub-county, Kisumu County, stopped cultivating her farm when the rainy seasons became inconsistent. No farmer is willing to invest large sums of money in inputs for a low-yield return. The fields were left bare. 
 
December 18, 2015

President Obama has made trade agenda a key priority of his Middle Class Economics strategy because Made-in-America exports are an invaluable source of economic growth, supporting millions of well-paying jobs across the United States. Cutting edge trade agreements that put U.S. workers and businesses first are one of the best tools we have to unlock economic opportunity for Americans.

December 15, 2015

This is the question facing Parliament in the coming months.

In November, USAID invited a network of women political leaders to discuss the challenges of implementing the two-thirds gender rule – a constitutional requirement that no more than two-thirds of any elected and appointed body be made up of members of one gender.

In the 2013 general elections, only 84 women were elected to the 2,227-seat assembly. To conform to the two-thirds ceiling, 680 women were nominated to the assembly.

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