8 Things We Learned From Kenyan Farmers During COVID-19

We listened to over 6,000 Kenyan farmers during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.


increase in yield


new locations reached


new staff hired

The COVID-19 pandemic was exceptionally hard for Kenyan farmers. Their farms were ravaged by floods and locusts, and the pandemic posed significant challenges to the farming economy. In June 2020, we started listening to 500 small-scale Kenyan farmers every month. We heard about their lived experience during the pandemic and how livelihoods were adversely affected by supply chain disruptions and government lockdowns.

This report is the culmination of our work over the course of a year, and the voices of over 6,000 Kenyan farmers.

“COVID-19 has led to loss of my farm harvests, they have rotten in my granary since the customers are outside the county, and I can’t get to them. The crop vaccines have gone relatively higher since the agrovets are complain they can’t access the vaccines from Uganda..”

Female, 35 June 2020

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