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Rose Kaunda

Smallholder farmer, Mumias, Kakemega County, Kenya

Rose grows soybean, tomato, maize, groundnut, sweet potato, and cassava on her 4 acre farm.  A widow with five children, she is a successful farmer, entrepreneur, and employer, despite battling significant crop diseases and pests, including soybean rust, Striga and Fall Army Worm on maize, tomato bacterial wilt, viruses of groundnut and cassava, and bacterial diseases of bean.

Watch the videos below to hear her story:

"2016 was very bad. The whole soya beans got damaged"


"Soy boosted the quality of soil on my farm"



“If I don’t harvest, it means I have lost”