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Steven Kasamani

Smallholder Farmer, Mayoni, Kakemega County, Kenya

Steven grows tomato, soybean, maize, bananas, kale, bean, and other crops on his 2 acre farm, where he lives with his wife, his 3 children, his brother's child, and an orphan. Major diseases that have affected his crops include soybean rust, bacterial wilt of tomato, maize streak virus and Striga, bean rust and sweet potato virus.

Watch the videos below to hear his story:


"They are drying up one by one"


"It's a misconception that large-scale farmers push the economy"



"In a year like this when I don't get the yields I'm expecting, things get hard"