Explorers in Africa

Follow Our Travels in Africa

As part of our Feeding The Planet initiative, we sent a team from The George Washington University abroad. Dr. Imani Cheers and two Planet Forward Explorer Fellows, Sara Snyder and Gabrielle Demczuk, traveled through Kenya and Tanzania looking for important stories and interesting people working in the food and agriculture space to get a firsthand view of what it's going to take to feed the planet.

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NAIROBI, Kenya – Three Kenyan women saw a problem in their country: payment delays and unfair practices in the largest industry around, agriculture. They came together to find a solution: M-Farm.
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NAIROBI, Kenya - Clean water is a given in most of the US, but in Kenya fair access needs a machine like Quench.
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KIBERA, Kenya – In the largest slum in Kenya, even if families can get food they might not have the tools to cook it safely. Meet Mary Njenga, a Kenyan scientist developing a cleaner, cheaper cooking fuel.
Educational Partnerships Coordinator, Planet Forward
Who's going to grow all the food we'll need in 2050? With less young people looking at farming as a career, 4-H is trying to turn it around and put farming into African schools.
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If you've got crops to sell in Africa, the trouble may be getting paid - unless you've got Agrimangr, a phone app that gives you all the info you need to get a fair deal.
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ZANZIBAR, Tanzania – Zanzibar has one greenhouse. Only one. And this simple technology could be the key to helping the island feed itself.
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ZANZIBAR, Tanzania - Meet the farmers of Umwamwema, a subsistence farming collective that is using simple innovations to change their fortunes.
Gabriella Demcszuk reflects on Explorers in Africa.
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Sara Snyder reflects on Explorers in Africa.
Educational Partnerships Coordinator, Planet Forward
An app for Kenyan dairy farmers maximizes their livestock investments by tracking optimum animal nutrition, feed production, and prevention of cure and milk related diseases.

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