Garden screens making life easier for Kenyan women

TC Media – Guardian Charlottetown – Thursday, 04 June 2014 (originally published 02 Jun)

Woman working in a garden under a screen.
A woman in eastern Kenya works under a screen around a garden. The structures are equipped with drip irrigation to provide the crops with access to water even during a drought and also provide protection from birds and other animals. Image: © Submitted photo

For women in eastern Kenya, a screen around their garden is helping to make life better.

The women started to grow more appropriate varieties of maize and beans that matured in a shorter season and with less rain.

Farmers Helping Farmers also provided a number of women with access to an individual screen house or a shared greenhouse, shared by four women . . .

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