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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…

US Senators Urge Trump to Intervene in Kenya Plastics Saga

October 2020

62 lawmakers from the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives are calling on President Trump to take a leadership role on plastic pollution by opposing the export of more…

Allowing Plastic Importation is Going Back on the Commitments of a Plastic-Free Kenya

October 2020

This August marked 3 years since Kenya instituted a ban on single-use plastic carrier bags. So many things have happened since this ban came into effect 3 years ago.

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…

5 influential voices spoke up for Kenya’s Plastic Ban - and you should too!

September 2020

Several of the world’s most influential voices took to social media when the news broke, expressing disgust at this attack on Africa’s plastic-free progress. Here’s what they had to say

Analysis Exposes American Chemistry Council’s “Chemical Recycling” Fantasy

September 2020

A new Greenpeace report, Deception by the Numbers, examines 52 projects touted by the American Chemistry Council (ACC) as “chemical” or “advanced” recycling, finding that many are either not viable…

Covid-19 Fuelling the Resurgence of Single-use Plastics

September 2020

Africa is a world leader in banning plastic bags with thirty-four out of fifty-two countries having bans, or passed the legislation to ban single-use plastics. Much as the current COVID-19…

Don’t Let Africa Become a Dumping Site: Greenpeace Urges CS Maina

September 2020

Nairobi, 2 September 2020 – Following the release of the New York Times article  and Greenpeace Africa’s  Media Release  revealing that lobbyists from the American Chemistry Council wants to use…

Industry Lobby The US Government to Make Africa Backslide on Plastics

August 2020

The American Chemistry Council has lobbied the US government during the COVID-19 pandemic to use a US-Kenya trade deal to expand the plastics industry’s footprint across Africa.

Renewable Energy is the Key to Cheaper Electricity in Kenya

August 2020

As the country strives to meet the goal of universal access to electricity, huge development needs to take place in Kenya’s energy sector.

Lamu Coal Plant: A Bad Energy Source for Kenya

August 2020

The dangers of investing in the Lamu Coal Plant and the various strides taken by environmentalists to halt its implementation

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…

Collaborative efforts are needed to overcome a pandemic within COVID-19 pandemic

July 2020

The world is ailing. COVID-19 has got humanity worried about it’s survival. Jointly the world has come together exploring measures and developing mechanisms necessary to overcome the threat posed by…

Recycling is a “false solution” to plastic pollution

July 2020

Greenpeace Africa Plastic Campaigner Amos Wemanya explains why recycling is a “false solution” to Africa’s plastic pollution crisis

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…

Health & the Reuse Revolution: How governments and corporations can think beyond plastic to a green and just future

July 2020

Over the last few weeks, we’ve seen local and global governments, mobilise resources and public funds to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s been encouraging to see the pace at which…

SUPPORT RESTAURANTS THAT CHOOSE TO REUSE

July 2020

Many of our favourite restaurants are overrun with single-use plastics. The drinks come with plastic straws, the food comes with plastic cutlery, and our leftovers are placed in styrofoam boxes…

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

3 Steps: Make a Reusable Face Mask

June 2020

Greenpeace Africa volunteer Chemitei Janet shows us how to make a cloth reusable face mask to protect ourselves during the COVID-19 pandemic 

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…

Keep Your Promise Mr. President, We Need 100% Green Energy This Year

June 2020

Kenya has been severely hit by unseasonable heavy rains and an unprecedented infestation of locusts, that is devastating agricultural production. Heavy floods that are hitting the country have resulted in…

Reusables can be used safely: Over 125 health experts fire back at the plastic industry

June 2020

While the world is rightly preoccupied with tackling COVID-19, oil companies are pushing to produce more single-use plastic than ever before. So what do we need to know about plastic…

Over 100 Health Experts Approve Safety of Reusables During COVID-19 Pandemic

June 2020

Nairobi/Johannesburg, 22 June 2020 – Over 100 health experts from eighteen countries, several of them from Africa signed onto a statement today assuring retailers and consumers that reusables are safe…

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…

Greenpeace Africa concerned over PPE pollution

June 2020

Durban, 03 June 2020 – The need for masks, latex gloves, and other single-use PPEs to reduce the spread of COVID-19 has increased but they are not being properly disposed of. 

Greenpeace Launches The Story of Plastic Documentary; Calls for A Total Ban on Single-Use Plastics

June 2020

Nairobi, 2 June 2020 – This World Environment Day,  Greenpeace Africa will be screening The Story of Plastic, a new documentary directed and produced by Deia Schlosberg. This documentary exposes…

Protect Kenya’s Forests for a Healthy Ecosystem: Greenpeace

May 2020

Nairobi, 27 May 2020 – Responding to the news that the Ministry of Environment and Forestry has pledged to plant 1.8 billion trees by 2022 as efforts to reverse biodiversity…

34 Plastic Bans in Africa | A Reality Check

May 2020

Africa has come a long way on the journey to creating a single-use plastic-free world with many victorious milestones to celebrate across the continent. We’ve been said to be leading…

Africa's Exploding Plastic Nightmare

May 2020

ROSEMARY NYAMBURA SPENDS her weekends collecting plastic with her aunt Miriam in the Dandora dump in Nairobi. Because the bottles they sell to other plastics traders are mixed in with discarded…

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…

To describe the online Greenpeace Global Volunteer Leadership Training as effective is an understatement

April 2020

Online learning is not the next big thing, it is the NOW big thing. Jack Messman, former CEO at Novell emphasises that “online learning is rapidly becoming one of the…

Let's Save a Little Water for Everyone

March 2020

Experts say keeping good hygiene would reduce the risk of transmitting and contracting the COVID-19. Indeed clean water is our first line of defense during this time of turbulence. Access…

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…

Greenpeace Africa Lauds Plans to Roll Out Off-Grid Solar Electricity in Kenya

February 2020

Nairobi, 20 February 2020 — Responding to the news that the Government of Kenya has partnered with the World Bank to finance off-grid solar projects in Kenya,  Amos Wemanya, Greenpeace…

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…

Greenpeace Africa commends Laikipia county’s investment in solar

October 2019

Nairobi, 22 October 2019 Greenpeace Africa commends Laikipia county’s move to invest in 40MW solar energy plant. Investing in clean renewable energy sources will facilitate increased access to modern energy…

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…