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Harnessing Solidarity and Meaningful Engagement to Address Kenya’s Broken Food System

August 2020

COVID-19 and the recurrent extreme weather events caused by the climate crisis have exposed the underlying weaknesses in Kenya’s food system. This has renewed calls for policy adjustments to enable…

Toxins in Our Food: Our Ask For a Ban on Toxic Pesticides

August 2020

What does toxic pesticides in the food mean for Kenyans? Asks Greenpeace Africa Campaigner Claire Nasike

Cutting the Hand that Feeds: The Plight of Smallholder Farmers in Kenya

August 2020

In the pre-colonial days of the early 1900s, Africans predominantly farmed finger millet, sorghum, pearl millet, amaranth, jute mallow, spider plant, and lablab, among other indigenous crops. The farms were…

HOW TO GUIDE 5: Seed sovereignty and saving

July 2020

Seeds are the first link in the food chain and the repository of life’s future evolution. As such, it is our inherent duty and responsibility to protect them and to…

HOW TO GUIDE 4: Water conservation

July 2020

This how-to guide deals with methods to increase the amount of water stored in the soil profile by trapping or holding rain where it falls, or where there is some…

HOW TO GUIDE 3: Managing Weeds, Pest, & Diseases

June 2020

This how to guide on pests, diseases and weed management will enable you to

Collectively We Can Secure Kenya’s Food System

June 2020

In Kenya’s agricultural landscape, small-holder farmers make up 70% of the farming population and account for 75% of national food production. The agricultural outputs contribute 31.5% of the GDP and…

How To Guide 2: Ensuring Healthy Soil for High Yields

June 2020

This how to guide is designed for both farmers and consumers interested in growing healthy, safe and chemical free food. It is designed to help you understand what ecological agriculture…

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…

How To Guide 1: Ecological Farming - definition, principles and benefits.

June 2020

This how to guide is designed for both farmers and consumers interested in growing healthy, safe and chemical free food. It is designed to help you understand what ecological agriculture…

“A chance for the ocean to recover”: on World Oceans Day, Senegal takes critical decisions

June 2020

Dakar, 8 June, 2020 – On World Oceans Day, Senegal’s Minister of Fisheries rejected the licensing requests for 52 foreign new industrial fishing vessels. The decision follows weeks of campaigning…

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…

Greenpeace Africa to Senegal’s Minister of Fisheries, Mr. Alioune Ndoye: licensing new fishing vessels is an onslaught against fish stocks and artisanal sector

April 2020

Dakar, Senegal, 23 April 2020. The Senegalese Ministry of Fisheries and Maritime Economy has approached the consultative committee for fishing licences attribution (CCAL) to issue 54 licenses to vessels of…

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,…

Government’s Plan to Import Maize, a Slap on the Face for Local Farmers

March 2020

Nairobi, 13 March 2020-  The Strategic Food Reserve Oversight Board (SFR) has issued an advisory for the importation of 2 million bags of white maize before May to curb a…

Global call on International Women’s Day: Stop fishmeal and fish oil factories!

March 2020

Dakar, Senegal, 8 March 2020 – On International Women’s Day, opinion leading women and activists from the continent and Greenpeace Africa, stand united with a rapidly growing movement of female…

Kenyans Sleeping Hungry While Food is Rotting: Greenpeace Africa

January 2020

Nairobi, 22 January 2020 – Kenya has been ranked at position 86 out of 117 countries in a Global Hunger Index Report.  This puts Kenya among 50 hungriest countries in…

Greenpeace Hopes for More Accountability and Transparency In the Agriculture Sector

January 2020

Nairobi, 16 January 2020- Responding to the cabinet reshuffle by President Uhuru Kenyatta, Greenpeace Africa’s Senior Political Advisor, Fredrick Njehu has said: “The appointment of Hon. John Munya as the…

Locust invasion requires ecological solution: Greenpeace Africa

January 2020

Nairobi, 7 January 2019 – Responding to the news of locust invasions in Kenya , Greenpeace Africa’s Food for Life Campaigner Claire Nasike has said: “It is commendable that the…

Support the petition to ban harmful pesticides to safeguard our health and environment

November 2019

Increasingly, many Kenyan families have experienced the loss of a loved one to cancer or know someone who has succumbed to the illness.  In 2019, we have seen several prominent…

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…

IPCC report reveals tough land-use choices needed to stem climate crisis

August 2019

Johannesburg, South Africa, 8 August 2019 – Protecting and restoring forests and urgently revamping the global food system through dietary change are the key solutions to the escalating land and…

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…

Meat Laced with Lethal Chemicals Exposes a Broken Food System

July 2019

Nairobi, 16 July 2019: In response to the expose by NTV  revealing that meat sold in local markets is laced with dangerous chemicals to make it look fresh for longer,…

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…

Using Zai pits to harvest scanty rain water

May 2019

The 2019 March to May long rains have been scanty, unreliable and inconsistent. In Ikombe, Machakos county, Muthama; a seasoned farmer, embarked on early planting of kidney beans in order…

Climate change takes its toll on Mozambique

April 2019

Johannesburg, 25 April 2019 — Barely a month after Tropical Cyclone Idai’s arrival, Tropical Cyclone Kenneth made landfall on Mozambique on 25 April 2019. In response, Njeri Kabeberi, Executive Director…

Tropical Cyclone Idai and the African Spirit

March 2019

I phone my sister in Beira. Each time I call, the ringing seems to continue for longer and longer. Each time she picks up, the relief is the same. I…

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…

Address Food Chain Inadequacies to Ensure Food Security in Kenya - Greenpeace Africa

March 2019

Nairobi, 19 March 2019 –  Following reports that several people have died of hunger in Baringo and Turkana Counties, while thousands of others face starvation due to the ongoing drought…

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…

Greenpeace: Embrace Organic Techniques to Control The Fall Armyworm

January 2019

Nairobi, 25 January  2019 – The Ministry of Agriculture has warned of a recurrence of the fall armyworm in the North Rift Region of Kenya. Responding to this news, Greenpeace…

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…

Greenpeace Africa Applauds Kitui County Government for Setting Aside Funds Towards Climate Change Adaptation.

August 2018

Nairobi, 9th August 2018 - In response to the news that Kitui County has enacted a law that sets aside one per cent of its annual budget towards climate change…

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…

Greenpeace calls for decrease in meat and dairy production and consumption for a healthier planet

March 2018

5 March 2018, Amsterdam - Global meat and dairy production and consumption must be cut in half by 2050 to avoid dangerous climate change and keep the Paris Agreement on…

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…

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…