Nairobi is fast becoming a middle-income economy. The city is seeing a growing influx of rural to urban migration, with most people opting for anything from white collar jobs and blue collar jobs; anything but farming. Then again, there is not much space available in the city for farming, as real estate for commercial and residential is another booming sector of the economy.
However, there is no city or country for that matter that can have a strong working force, without a stable and reliable source of supply of food. Given the fact that there is little to no farming in most areas of Nairobi City, the city has to rely on farmers living on the outskirts for the supply of food crops.
As things stand, there is currently a high demand for food crops within the city. A situation that has bred unscrupulous businessmen supplying food crop to the city residents, whose farming methods pose serious health risks to the public. On numerous occasions it has been reported of these unscrupulous businessmen setting up gardens along sewage line, using chemicals to make their livestock mature faster …read more