Kenya: Youth Sparks Strawberry Movement, Farm At a Time

Dressed in light-blue overalls and black gumboots, Nimrod Mwenda carries four strawberry punnets and puts them in a container, ready for delivery to a customer.

The farmer, who grows the crop in Kimaogo village in Maara constituency, Tharaka-Nithi County, farms it on a quarter acre.

He started the venture in 2015 after quitting work at an export farm as a greenhouse manager.

“I gained a lot of agricultural knowledge, in particular, on strawberry farming,” says the 35-year-old, who holds a diploma…

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