Nuru Kenya Market Seeks Fair Prices for Farmers
In the 2015 long rains harvest season, Nuru Kenya piloted an approach of linking farmers to reliable markets where they can commercialize their crops. By aggregating and selling farmers’ surplus produce, Nuru Kenya helps farmers optimize their earning potential and make the most of their crop yields.
Market linkage activities involve a number of steps from the initial purchase from farmers, transport and aggregation, and the ultimate resale of grain. This photo series, from Kiomakebe and Komomange sub-locations in Migori County, Kenya, depicts just a few of the steps that farmers experienced as they took their grain to a Nuru Kenya purchase point.
About Tom Nyongesa Juma
Nuru Kenya Agriculture Program Manager — Tom joined Nuru Kenya in May 2012 as the Agriculture Program District Manager. Previously, he worked on the System (HDSS- Webuye) VLIR Belgium Project as a Field Supervisor for Health Demographic Surveillance for four years. He also served as a Field Officer for Innovation for Poverty Action (IPA). Tom graduated with his BS in Forestry and Masters in Soil Science from MOI University. His professional accomplishments include conducting a soil survey for the entire Kuria West District and earning certification in project management and monitoring and evaluation. Tom is passionate about helping farmers in poverty improve their farming systems.Read More Stories of Hope