Drought beating beans triple yields

George Oketch Achola is a farmer on the banks of Lake Victoria, Western Kenya, earns 70 percent of his income from beans. He supplies Lasting Solutions Ltd. with improved bean varieties.

He has more than tripled his production using new varieties, which he discovered through PABRA members including the local charity Caritas Internationalis.

 

"These new beans are drought resilient and higher yielding.

George Oketch Achola

 

Now, from 2 kilograms of seed, he produces 90 kilograms of beans to sell – compared with the 20 kilograms possible with local varieties. He can put more nutritious meals on the table, and invest the profit back into his home and family.

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