Food Initiative/

Kagwiria Koome

Manager, Food Initiative, The Rockefeller Foundation

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  • May 13 2020
    Blog Post In Kenya, Two Heroes Weathering the Covid-19 Storm Together Billian Okoth and Alloys Mbogo live 125 kilometers apart in Kenya and have never met each other. However, they are fighting the effects of Covid-19 together, through an unusual partnership between farmers who cannot bring their fruit to market and a hungry community in need. They say, “To whom much is given much is expected.” […] Kagwiria Koome
  • Aug 08 2019
    Blog Post Agriculture Is Cool and the Old Generation Still Rock This is a photo series from my recent trip to Central and Eastern Kenya, where I visited mango farmers who benefit from the YieldWise Initiative, supported by the Rockefeller Foundation. The goal of Yieldwise is to reduce post-harvest losses by 50%. Farmers are encouraged to work in groups to increase their bargaining power, access to […]
  • Sep 11 2017
    Blog Post Improving Farmer and Processor Profit Margins with NRICassavaBags Last year, The Rockefeller Foundation began to tackle a major African food security challenge: the problem of cassava spoilage. Fresh cassava roots rot exceptionally quickly. With deterioration starting between 24-72 hours post-harvest, and up to 40 percent of cassava lost to spoilage. This is a big problem for the half-a-billion people that rely on the […]
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