Forget maize, sorghum offers better deal

What you need to know:

  • Once an errand girl for businesswomen in Meru, Nkatha, 38, is one of the leading sorghum agents for the Kenya Breweries Limited (KBL).
  • Residents of Mukothima in Tharaka North reckon that climate change has led to crop failure in their locality for several consecutive seasons.
  • Due to the guaranteed market, banks have come in offering credit and of late insurance firms are actively selling policies to the small farmers to ensure that in case of crop failure, they get compensated.

Beatrice Nkatha is unhurried and quiet as she works in the store at Mukothima trading centre in Tharaka.

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