Kenya: City women fighting high cost of living with urban farming

As Kenya grapples with the high cost of living, women living in urban areas have turned to innovative farming methods for income and daily sustenance.

Njiru Feminists Network, a group of 25 women based in Siranga informal settlement in Nairobi, has adopted hydroponics, a farming technique of growing plants using a water-based nutrient solution rather than soil. The women show us a set of interconnected waste pipes that occupy a quarter of the little piece of land belonging to one of their members. Siranga, like most informal settlements in Nairobi, experiences water shortages and receives low annual rainfall.

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