Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Farmer-Bernard-Mburu-in-Kirinyaga-County-in-Kenya-27MZIFJJVE7BA.htmlConceptually similarFarmer Bernard Mburu in Kirinyaga County in KenyaGP0STQEO8Completed★★★★Farmer Bernard Mburu in Kirinyaga County in KenyaGP0STQEOTCompleted★★★★Farmer Bernard Mburu in Kirinyaga County in KenyaGP0STQENVCompleted★★★★Farmer Bernard Mburu in Kirinyaga County in KenyaGP0STQEO5Completed★★★★★★Farmer Bernard Mburu in Kirinyaga County in KenyaGP0STQENSCompleted★★★★Rice Farm in Kirinyaga County in KenyaGP0STQEO2Completed★★★★Rice Farm in Kirinyaga County in KenyaGP0STQENQCompleted★★★★Rice Farm in Kirinyaga County in KenyaGP0STQEO0Completed★★★★Rice Farm in Kirinyaga County in KenyaGP0STQEO7Completed★★★★View AllGP0STQEP0Farmer Bernard Mburu in Kirinyaga County in KenyaBernard Mburu is a small scale rice farmer from Kirinyaga. He farms on 4 hectares of land and grows mainly rice. He is planting a rice variety that needs little water (a method called water saving rice culture, WSRC) as the main problem in this area is lack of water. Other problematic issues are: the high cost of inputs (seeds, pesticides and fertilizers); that subsidised fertilizers are being sold out by cartels; low prices of rice varieties in the market due to brokerage. (BW costs Kshs 2000 at farm and sold at Kshs 4,000 pishori costs Kshs 3000 and sold at Kshs 6000).In this area farmers practice conventional agriculture which involves the use of chemicals.Locations:Africa-Kenya-Kirinyaga CountyDate:19 Sep, 2015Credit:© Paul Basweti / GreenpeaceMaximum size:2000px X 2992pxKeywords:Agriculture-Climate (campaign title)-Climate change impacts-Day-Farmers-Farms-KWCI (GPI)-Men-One person-Outdoors-Positive mood-Rice-SAGE (campaign title)Shoot:Resilient Farmers in KenyaGreenpeace visits farmers that have successfully adopted practices (diversification, agroforestry, water harvesting) that help them cope and mitigate the effects of weather extremes and climate change in the areas where they do their farming. Some of these practices fall within the definition of ecological farming.This shoot includes images of two farmers, one from Kirinyaga County practicing conventional agriculture methods involving the use of chemicals, and one from Makueni county, using water harvesting and other ecological farming practices like zap pits and mulching.