• New digital Atlas flags higher temperatures as key threat to bean production in Africa

    By Rachel Muthoni Andriatsitohaina, Sean Mattson, Patricia Onyango, Owen Kimani, Elliot Gee, Andrew Farrow, Robin Buruchara and Jean Claude Rubyogo The digital atlas models changes in suitability for bean production in Africa over the next ten to twenty years and discovers that temperature is more important in determining beans distribution than rainfall. Yet lack of […]

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  • Webinar: High-yielding, climate-resilient beans kick-start business in Zimbabwe

    SDC flagship project end line report 2020 22 July 2020, 15:00-17:00 hrs (East Africa Time)   Objectives  a.  Share the highlights from the Pan-Africa Bean Research Alliance (PABRA) b.  Share the approach and impact of Flagship Initiative on the food security, nutrition and incomes of smallholder farmers in Zimbabwe  c.  Share lessons learned and key implications from the Flagship Initiative.     Time  (East […]

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  • Webinar: How beans are beating hunger and malnutrition in Burundi

     SDC flagship project end line report, 2020   20 July 2020, 15:00–17:00 hrs (East Africa Time) Objectives  a.  Share the highlights of the Pan-Africa Bean Research Alliance (PABRA)  b.  Share the approach and impact of Flagship Initiative on the food security, nutrition and incomes of smallholder farmers in Burundi  c.  Share lessons learned and key implications from the Flagship Initiative     Time  (East Africa Time) […]

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  • Women drink like our fathers and do not cook like our mothers: deconstructing leisure activities in rural-urban Kenya

    By Eileen Nchanji Being in Kenya for barely three months, I was still grasping with the different ways in which gender plays out in the office and country I will soon call home. To this end, I talked with uber, taxify and little cab drivers on my way to and from work, or when I […]

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  • The Kenya Academic Year of the Bean

    On a Thursday afternoon, a group of 38 students of Mwireri Secondary School, Mweiga Nyeri are busy in school farm with their agriculture and head teacher, Mr. George Murage, inspecting the individual students bean plots. These are form four students monitoring the germination of the bean seed planted a week ago. This is not just […]

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  • How to empower, not to dis-empower

    By Eileen Nchanji Gender equality is a buzzword not only tied to the agricultural and development sector but also in the entertainment and business sectors, where interest on gender pay gaps are highly contested. Achieving gender equality calls for gender considerations in all activities and stages of planning and implementation. The assumption is that if […]

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  • Creating a revolution in bean production in Mwireri, Nyeri

    One evening in October 2017 as a discussion over a cup of tea in a restaurant in Nairobi, Yosam Mugarura, and Mr. Nahashon Kariuki, the Chair of Board of Management (BOM) of the school had just met and were getting to know each other and their professions. Yosam is Head of Finance and Administration at […]

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  • Types of Interventions within the Beans Corridor Hub

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  • PABRA 2018 steering committee; Bean Commodity Corridors as an Approach for Enhancing Productivity, Markets and Nutrition

    The PABRA 2018 steering committee meeting was held at the Speke Resort Munyonyo, Uganda between the 20th and 22nd March 2018. Appropriately themed Bean Commodity Corridors as an Approach for Enhancing Productivity, Markets and Nutrition, the meeting brought together the PABRA secretariat and theme leaders, PABRA network coordinators, chairpersons from the three PABRA networks; SABRN, […]

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  • AZURI Health Limited; Natural Just Got Tastier

    International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) conducted a rapid market assessment (RMA) study in Kenya and Uganda between July and September 2016. The Survey was conducted in urban centers of Nairobi, Kenya; Kibera, Mathare, Mukuru kwa Njenga, and Kawangware, and Kampala, Uganda; Bwaise, Kawempe, Kamwokya, and Kawaala. The assessment  was conducted in line with the […]

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