In Kenya, mutual learning with farmers

October 19, 2023

In partnership with Kisii University, University of Minnesota Extension several years ago received funding from the USDA Scientific Cooperation and Research Program to help 200 female farmers improve the quality of their vegetables in the field and on the way to markets.

Now, those farmers are helping growers in Minnesota, via Extension.

“We needed to learn more about African crops and how they are usually grown in order to help farmers in Minnesota who are looking for support,” says Natalie Hoidal, one of two Extension food systems educators who visited Kenya in 2023.

Read more about the efforts to grow African crops in Minnesota

Rose Kerubo, a Kenyan farmer, discusses her growing strategies and pest management with Annalisa Hultberg, Extension food systems educator.