Farms flourish in Kenya’s cities
The Ministry of Agriculture estimates that 70 per cent of the city’s fresh produce supplies come from urban and peri-urban farms.
By Evelyn Situma
Business Daily Africa
January 10, 2013
Mr Waweru earns a handsome return from his farm every month and his cows produce about 240 litres of milk a day.
For Teddy Kinyanjui, 29, who has a charcoal oven and a heap of organic manure decomposing at the edge of his compound on Ngecha Road, Spring Valley, has found City Council of Nairobi askaris at his gate a couple of times.
He says they show up every time he fells one of his trees for timber, demanding a fee. The Council charges Sh1,000 for every tree cut.
On his two acre farm he has planted 3, 000 trees as a sustainable project for his efficient charcoal cook-stoves project. He also sells tree seedlings and has two beehives for pollination in his kitchen garden.