On October 16th, this year’s World Food day, we thought we would take a look at a problem that once crept into Kenya’s agricultural sector, but is now at full gallop: the impact of pesticides on the food being grown and harvested in Kenya.
Over the past four years, importation of agrochemicals has increased by 144% – some of these imports are pesticides and herbicides linked to cancer. Yet pesticides are used very widely, in a country with a majority of its farmers being small scale farmers. Add to this, access to markets for farmers is not a given in many parts of the country.
It is becoming clear that Kenya’s food system is broken. Just how broken? For almost a year now, Africa Uncensored‘s Kabugi Mbae has been out and about finding out what ails Kenya’s food system.
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Part 1 – “The Humble Tomato” and the Politics of Pesticides
Part 2 – “You Reap What You Sow”: Organic Farming vs Industrial Farming
Part 3 – “You Are What You Eat”: Understanding the Impact of Industrial Chemical Use