Rachael Kirui

Defining Regenerative Agriculture: Where Outcomes Shape Tomorrow’s Farms 

All this buzz around regenerative agriculture – but the question remains – what exactly is meant by it? The term “regenerative” is often interpreted with several other sustainable labels like organic, or grass-fed. It’s also often connected to specific practices like permaculture, no-till farming, using cover crops, and rotational grazing, among others. These labels and …

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Empowering Kenya’s Agriculture Backbone: A Focus on Rural Women

In May 2023, Rainforest Alliance withdrew the export certification of the products associated with two multinational tea companies — James Finlay and Ekaterra. This comes in the wake of a BBC documentary that exposed the sexual harassment and abuse of female workers at these estates. Incidentally, sexual violence is only one among the several factors …

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This is How Enviu and IKEA Foundation Will Empower More than 10,000 Farmers to Adopt Regenerative Practices in Kenya

You’ve heard it before, and you’ll hear it again: a sustainable and resilient food system is the ultimate goal to safeguard a flourishing future for people and planet. As Enviu, we began realizing this, three years ago focusing solely on one key issue: post-harvest loss. Centred around social entrepreneurship, we built a sustainable business ecosystem …

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Integrating Smallholders into Global Avocado Value Chains

We are teaming up to improve fairness, inclusivity, transparency, and traceability into avocado value chains. Our project with One Acre Fund, Sokolink, begins in the heart of Murang’a County in Kenya and follows the stories of smallholder avocado farmers who tell of the stumbling blocks that barred them from getting their full work’s worth. Even …

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