The Tree Helping Kenyan Farmers Beat Drought and Poverty
Farmer Jonathan Kituku Mung’ala takes stock of his Melia volkensii trees at his farm in Kibwezi, southern Kenya, on February 5, 2019. Thomson Reuters Foundation/Kagondu Njagi.

Kagondu Njagi

KIBWEZI, Kenya, March 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Worried that a drought could wipe out his crops back in 2000, farmer Jonathan Kituku Mung’ala remembered meeting agricultural customers, in his previous job with Kenya’s power company, who were making good money growing a hardy, native tree.