Unlike farming in the UK where our farmers are more likely to suffer from floods and flooding, in Kenya water is constantly at a premium. So Kenyan farmers rely upon the ‘long rains’ to appear March to May and the ‘short rains’ October to December. If they don’t arrive then the crops can’t grow, food prices soar, and many ordinary people go hungry. This year the long rains were late but have at last arrived. This means that whilst the harvest will not be as good as it could, there will at least be a harvest.
Updated: Jun 30, 2022