The New Agriculturist podcast 2012-1

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  • Song Name: The New Agriculturist podcast 2012-1
  • Artist: WRENmedia
  • Album: The New Agriculturist
  • Year: 2012

Haven Ley explains how the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is focussing on support for women farmers, both in upstream research and in downstream interventions. Bolanle Adeyemo, who runs an NGO that empowers women in Nigeria, describes her excitement at being part of a plan to multiply Vitamin A rich cassava varieties, which she believes will have a major impact on child health. We also hear from the grand opening of Aqua Shops in western Kenya and from dryland Laikipia, where Simon Wachira and members of the Tigithi Aloe Group are branching out into cultivation of medicinal trees.