Battle to feed the world pits small farmers against big agriculture

Guardian | 19 February 2015
by Mark Anderson in Shimanyiro
Dotted along the narrow path that skirts the edge of Beatrice Alvitsa’s house in Shimanyiro, a green Kenyan valley near the border with Uganda, are dozens of millet plants, each protected by a carefully assembled fence made of sticks. “These keep the chickens and other animals out,” she says, bending down to mend a break in one of the fences. – See more at:

Beatrice Alvitsa holds a bag of cement: higher millet yields are enabling her to rebuild her home in Kenya. Photograph: Mark Anderson/The Guardian

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