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Cutting The Hand That Feeds: Kenya’s Government Plans to Shift Farmers Out of Farming

October 2020

Kenya’s government and the Ministry of Agriculture want to shift farmers out of agriculture by commercialising Kenya's agriculture sector through a new agricultural policy, the agricultural sector transformation and growth…

Ecological farming will address food insecurity, not GMOs

September 2020

While I agree that sustainable food production is a key pillar in achieving the Big Four Agenda, it is certainly not pegged on lifting the ban on genetically modified organisms…

COVID-19 Lessons Call For Sharing and Learning to Co-create a Lasting Future

June 2020

Kenyans have stepped up for over two months now and taken bold actions in the face of COVID-19 crisis. Many have woken up to the reality that we have been…

Amid COVID-19 Pandemic: Greenpeace Applauds High Court Decision to Halt Maize Imports

May 2020

Nairobi, 12 May 2020 – The High Court has suspended the government’s plan to import four million bags of maize to avert a possible food crisis after the decision was…

Kenyans face growing threat of flash floods amidst COVID-19 pandemic

April 2020

20 April 2020, Nairobi — Floods are back in Kenya and households have been displaced over the last several days, adding to the threats posed by a new swarm of…

Greenpeace Africa Urges Munya to Prioritise Farmers Amid Pandemic

April 2020

Nairobi, 8 April 2020 –  The Agriculture Cabinet Secretary, Peter Munya recently allowed processors to import four million bags of maize to beat a looming deficit.  He further stated that…

Amid the Covid-19 Pandemic: Coordinated Efforts Needed to Continue the Fight Against Locusts

March 2020

Nairobi, 24 March 2020 –  Responding to reports that Kenya’s government has abandoned the fight against locusts which are still ravaging many parts of the country, Greenpeace Africa’s Food Campaigner,…

World Food Day 2019: Activists Deliver a Statement to Prof Boga Demanding A Ban on Harmful Chemicals in Kenya’s Food

October 2019

Makueni, 16th October 2019 –  Activists from Greenpeace Africa and Smallholder farmers from Makueni county brought the world food day celebrations to a stand still when they delivered a statement…

Maintain the GMO Ban to Safeguard Kenya's Food System: Greenpeace

October 2019

Nairobi, 4 October 2019 – Responding to the news that Kenya is closer to commercialising the Genetically Modified (GMO) cotton (Bt Cotton), Greenpeace Africa’s Food for Life Campaigner Claire Nasike…

Greenpeace appalled by the revelations of infected maize

September 2019

Nairobi, 6th September 2019: A report by the Auditor General has revealed that the  Kenya Seed Company stocked different varieties of Maize infected with the Maize Lethal Necrosis Disease amounting…

The government must support ecological agriculture. Here’s why.

August 2019

Over the past years, Africa’s population has more than doubled, while available arable land has only increased by approximately 10%. To meet the growing food demand, vast stretches of land…

Journey with me to learn more about ecological agriculture

July 2019

I took a trip to Cameroon late last year to visit communities that practice Ecological Agriculture. My motivation was to listen: why it is important, how to start an ecological…

Smallholder Farmers Must Be at The Centre of Kenya’s Proposed Agriculture Master Plan: Greenpeace

May 2019

Nairobi, 21 May 2019 – The government of Kenya has come up with radical plans to revive its agriculture sector, including a possible shift to genetically modified organisms technology. The…

Proposed Crop Bill Puts Profit Over Farmers and the Environment

March 2019

Nairobi, 29 March 2019 – Responding to the news that it will be illegal to plant crops using animal manure if a proposed crop bill becomes law,  Renee Olende, Greenpeace…

Greenpeace Africa calls for the promotion of traditional farming to reduce dependence of food imports

February 2019

In response to news that the government of Cameroon has lost over 9 000 billion FCFA from importing rice, corn, sugar and fish, Greenpeace Africa Forest Campaigner, Sylvie Djacbou, has…

Growing Food Sovereignty and Climate Resilience

November 2018

Food production using ecological farming ensures healthy farming and healthy food for today and tomorrow, by protecting soil, water and climate, promotes biodiversity, and does not contaminate the environment with…

Greenpeace Africa tasks Cameroonian government to improve accountability in the agricultural sector

October 2018

In response to news that over 18 billion frs CFA has been mismanaged from the Rice-Corn-Cassava programme, Greenpeace Africa forest Campaigner, Sylvie Djacbou has said: “It is distressful that over…

World Food Day 2018: Kenyans Demand Healthy Food

October 2018

Nairobi, 16th October 2018 – Consumers and small scale farmers have today handed over a petition to Parliament and the Ministry of Agriculture calling for an overhaul of Kenya’s food…

Executive Director 's Message on International Day for Disaster Reduction

October 2018

As the world commemorate the International Day for Disaster Reduction, Greenpeace Africa Executive Director Njeri Kabeberi has said: “Greenpeace Africa supports ‘Greening the blue’. Africa has a major role to…

Food Safety Should be Prioritised in Kenyatta’s Big Four Agenda: Greenpeace Africa

August 2018

Nairobi, 23rd August 2018: The past few months have seen increased cases of sub standard food imports into Kenya. From sugar that contains mercury to expired rice, to oil that…

Poisoned Sugar Exposes Kenya’s Broken Food System

August 2018

The worsening impacts of climate change on agricultural productivity in most natural-resource dependent countries like Kenya is introducing a new form of vulnerability that is often overlooked. Increasingly, food safety…

Greenpeace Africa Urges Machakos County Government to Allocate Budget Towards Sustainable Farming

July 2018

Nairobi, 25th July 2018 - Greenpeace Africa has today handed over a petition to the Agricultural Committee of the Machakos County Assembly. The petition comes after a policy dialogue that…

Ensure Safe and Healthy Food for Citizens, Greenpeace Africa Urges Kenya’s Government

July 2018

Nairobi, 03 July 2018: In response to news that some of Kenya’s imported sugar contains dangerous elements such as copper and lead; and that fertilisers sold to farmers in Kenya…

Maiden Machakos Farmers Network

May 2018

To the west of Nairobi, sits a beautiful, hilly, semi-arid county. It is named after Masaku wa Munyeti, an Akamba chief. Welcome to Machakos home to Iveti hills.

Greenpeace Africa responds to PIDMA-Cameroon importing 1000 tons of corn seeds

April 2018

In response to news that Agriculture Investment and Market Development Project (known by its French acronym- PIDMA) officials are augmenting food supply in Cameroon by importing 1000 tons of hybrid…

Prisca Nafula Mayende: A Rural Activist Transforming Women’s Lives in Bungoma County

March 2018

Prisca hails from a small village called Naigai in Bungoma County, Western Kenya. The energetic mother of nine lives with her  husband and children on her 3.8 acre farm. Her husband…

Youths demand a better Farming System as Kenya Celebrates World Food Day

October 2017

Nairobi, 16 October, 2017: As Kenya celebrates the World Food Day (WFD) today, youths from eight Kenyan universities have converged, at the Louis Leaky Auditorium- Nairobi National Museum, to debate…

Give the Congo Basin forest a chance

October 2017

Approaching the forest in the Congo, I am met with an overwhelming wall of green. Flying over it, I see the meandering rivers merging together. I see animals drinking from…

Ecological farmers teach methods to face drought to conventional farmers

April 2017

Starting from Tuesday, the 11th and till today the 13th of April, the Institute for Culture and Ecology (ICE) with Greenpeace Africa are supporting the Farmer 2 Farmer Drought Resilience…

Climate change and a failing food system open the door to the armyworm pest

February 2017

The fall armyworm has reared its ugly head in Africa wreaking havoc across the continent, destroying the maize crop which was much anticipated after droughts of the previous years. The…

How does ‘organic food’ affect your body?

January 2017

Is the food you and your family eat everyday really free from synthetic chemical pesticides? Join us. Challenge yourself to switch to organic food  and help promote pesticide-free food for families…

African farmers embark on 4 day journey to demand investment in ecological farming

October 2016

Nairobi, Tuesday October 11th 2016 - 30 smallholder farmers from Kiambu, Meru, Machakos and Makueni counties today, set off from Thika on a 4-day resilience journey that will see them…

Take the better eating challenge

June 2016

It's back! Today is #WorldMeatFreeDay, a great time to think about how the everyday choices we make about the food we eat can impact our health and the health of the planet. 

12 Things You Can Do To Start Eco-Food Revolution

June 2016

We literally have the power to change the world. When we tell our families and friends why ecological farming makes sense, we start to heal our bodies and the planet.…

Conviction of Nasako Besingi: judicial harassment and violation of freedom of expression in Cameroon

January 2016

Yaounde, January 22: Greenpeace Africa is alarmed by the judicial harassment against a prominent environmental activist and human rights defender. Yesterday, Nasako Besingi was sentenced to pay 25,000 FCFA in…

Resilience Reports

July 2015

Our climate is changing and all over the world we are experiencing more unpredictable and uncertain weather than in the past. Those depending on the weather for their daily bread…

Irresponsible Investment

June 2015

Kilombero Plantations Ltd (KPL) is a 5,818 hectare (ha) rice plantation located in the heart of the fertile Kilombero Valley, Tanzania. In addition to developing a large-scale rice farm, KPL…

Financing Ecological Farming in Africa

May 2015

This report provides a resource to the donor community to facilitate the provision of support to ecological farming across Africa. We define donors broadly to include: governments providing bilateral overseas…