Thursday, July 21, 2011
Five years ago, the probability of finding domesticated quails in central Kenya was virtually nil.
For years, the residents believed that the mid-sized birds, which are part of the pheasant family could not be tamed. They even coined a local saying expressing just how improbable it would prove to pull off such a feat.
But not any more. According to the latest Annual Livestock Production (ALP) report, farmers in the province have been breaking new ground in the rearing of animals that have long been traditionally shunned. Read full story
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Each time I analyze the data of people using the Ngarua Maarifa Centre to access information and knowledge, I never cease to wonder about the great gender disparity among visitors. I had never had a good answer for anyone wanting to know the reason why women visiting the Maarifa centre, are far less than men! The disparity is indeed great and calls for appropriate action to reverse the trend.
As I write this I have gotten an idea of how the disparity could have come to be. This is a brief account of what happened at the center one day, an experience, I thought could just be a tip of the iceberg in gender inequality and discrimination. Read full story