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Whatever Happened To ... The High Hopes Of A Rookie Farmer?

Could tomatoes and kale bring in the green? Or will bacterial wilt get in the way?
Faith with her beloved tomato seedlings. Source: Courtesy of the family

Faith wanted to boost her $200 monthly income as a counselor for people with HIV. So she turned to farming. How did the crop turn out?

On a warm sunny August day at Kwale town on the Kenyan Coast, tends to her small urban farm. She is uprooting some of her kale — victims of damping–off disease, a fungal disease that rots the stems. This has turned what she thought would be

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