Posted February 2016
Left: Farmer Samuel Owiti Awino at his farm
Samuel Owiti Awino was an agricultural gambler, so to speak.
Tormented by unreliable rains and the destructive Striga weed, he was ready to try any crop that came his way. “When you are sick and you don’t know what ails you, you will take any concoction hoping that one of them will eventually cure you. In farming that is what I had been doing for quite a long time.”
But this was before he encountered agricultural extension services during a field day facilitated by the African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) in Homabay Town two planting seasons ago. They introduced him to new ideas such as...