Taita Taveta farmers swap maize for potatoes to earn more

Media: Business Daily Africa

Angelica Mwaruruma, a farmer in Chawia sub-county in Taita Taveta, could wait for six months before harvesting her maize crop. She also planted one season in a year. That meant it took her longer to make decent income and put adequate food on the table. Maize farming has been tough, limiting the opportunities that lie beneath the soils of the otherwise agriculture-rich county.