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HOW F2F VOLUNTEERS SUPPORTED SAMLI DAIRY COOPERATIVE TO TRANSFORM THE LIVES OF MAASAI WOMEN
Josephine did not consider rearing dairy cows as a business opportunity until she teamed up with her neighbors in Emali, Kenya. It is the culture of the Maasai to value the cow more than the milk it produces. Like many Maasai women in Emali, all she wanted was a cow that could produce enough milk for her six children.
Through the USAID-funded…read more
This year’s International Women’s Day theme is ‘breaking the bias’. The theme is about working towards a diverse world, one free of stereotypes and discrimination, that is equitable and inclusive. IESC’s Farmer-to-Farmer program (F2F) in Kenya is celebrating one of our hosts, the Emuka Moringa Farmers’ Cooperative (EMFC) – a cooperative with a majority membership of women pastoralists and crop farmers, focused on growing moringa, which is…read more
A Strategic Plan Developed by a F2F Volunteer Helped Dairy Farmers to Thrive During Global PandemicF2F volunteer Bruce Lachney and the cooperative’s manager, Mr. Benard King’oo, overlook dairy procedures.
The global COVID-19 pandemic had an immediate impact on most rural farming households and communities in Kenya. Many farmers lost access to finance, farm inputs…read more