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November 7th, 2019

Steven Oruko Kasamani is a smallholder farmer in Mayoni, Kenya, growing corn, soybean, kale and tomato to support a family of nine. Consumers in the developed world read news stories about growers like Mr. Kasamani, but rarely do they get a firsthand-look at just how difficult it is to farm in Africa.

In the video, Kasamani describes his ongoing battle against a deadly plant disease called tomato bacterial wilt. Some farmers have access to pesticides designed to control the disease, though they’re not very effective. And when bacterial wilt strikes a farmer’s field, the results can be devastating as the disease is capable of wiping out the entire crop. Learn more …