Smallholder farmers lack money but they enjoy peace of mind
Last weekend, I traveled upcountry to see my parents, grandparents and I also said hi to several neighbors, all of whom are small scale farmers.
If you live in a city like Nairobi, then you will never fail to appreciate the serenity of the rural life. If there are people who eat healthy food and enjoy nature, then they are small scale farmers living in the rural area. Everything they eat is grown on their own farms (apart from cooking oil, sugar and salt). And whatever that one does not grow, is most probably grown by the a neighbor next door.
The only challenge that they face is that they have to do most of the farm work manually, which is very tiresome.
This is a pictorial article. I will give you a tour of my farm visits using pictures:
Farmers wake up early to work as they wait for the breakfast to be served on the farm. You don't eat and work, you work then you eat.
|Cabbages, tree tomatoes, cassava, stinging nettle, sugarcane, rosemary, avocado, banana, beehive etc|