GENDER storytelling

How pyrethrum farming is changing lives of women in Kenya

Photo of a woman spreading pyrethrum on the dryers.

In early 2023, the CGIAR GENDER Impact Platform ran a series of virtual training modules for science communicators on how to develop and pitch stories on agricultural technologies that work for women.

The story below was produced by Wakio Mbogho and originally published by DW Kiswahili as a result of this training. Enjoy!

This TV story was originally published by DW Kiswahili.

Women involved in pareto farming in Kenya have gained new strength due to the launch of pareto flower drying technology. These women, most of whom are the source of income for their families (main breadwinner), have for a long time suffered from the ineffectiveness of producing pareto, lack of adequate storage for the product, as well as the inability to find a market for the product.

This video highlights how women who grow pareto in the Nakuru area have been able to benefit from the innovation of solar dryer technology, which has enabled them to increase productivity and improve the quality of their produce.


Disclaimer: This story has not been reviewed by the CGIAR GENDER Impact Platform; the views expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Platform.