15 episodes

Who doesn’t need food? We all need food not just for enjoyment but for our survival. With this at the back of our mind, Route to Food Initiative gives a 360-degree view of issues affecting food security and the Right to Food. This is a platform where we will engage, motivate, chide, discover more about food as a human right. From thought leaders who have interacted with these issues firsthand including farmers, researchers, journalists, policy experts, entrepreneurs and you.
The Cha Kula podcast brings you conversations about food in Kenya from an economic, social and political lens.
If you’re curious to find out more, check out www.routetofood.org

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Who doesn’t need food? We all need food not just for enjoyment but for our survival. With this at the back of our mind, Route to Food Initiative gives a 360-degree view of issues affecting food security and the Right to Food. This is a platform where we will engage, motivate, chide, discover more about food as a human right. From thought leaders who have interacted with these issues firsthand including farmers, researchers, journalists, policy experts, entrepreneurs and you.
The Cha Kula podcast brings you conversations about food in Kenya from an economic, social and political lens.
If you’re curious to find out more, check out www.routetofood.org

    Episode XV. Food Security; Where Does The Food Money Go?

    Episode XV. Food Security; Where Does The Food Money Go?

    Every year state agencies, parastatals, donors and the private sector allocate money to different aspects of the agriculture sector. The money allocated has a major influence on which policies are
    enacted, interventions are done and what crops and foods get prioritized. Today, finance expert and Founder of Kenya Budget Talks Evelyn Mathai break down for us, what these
    allocations are, and how they shape the state of food security in the country.

    • 24 min
    Episode XIV. Food Security; Farming Practices Across Generations

    Episode XIV. Food Security; Farming Practices Across Generations

    The invisibility of young and women farmers in popular literature robs us interesting and insightful ideas on how respective age, genders, and regions pursue farming. Michael Wekesa, a farmer and engineer from Kitale town elaborates what it is like growing up in a predominantly farming town and how the generations transition in terms of taking up farming as a hobby, or profession.

    • 22 min
    Episode XIII. Food Security; Why GMOs Aren't the Answer to Food Insecurity

    Episode XIII. Food Security; Why GMOs Aren't the Answer to Food Insecurity

    Food security is not a problem of production. It is a problem of access (affordability) and distribution. Felix Karuri Githaka a regenerative farmer believes that GMOs are not the solution to Kenya’s hunger problems and that we ought to live wholesomely and find healthy ways of engaging with earth, people, plants, and all other elements that contribute to our natural existence.
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    • 24 min
    Episode XII. Food Security; Why Insect Lives Matter

    Episode XII. Food Security; Why Insect Lives Matter

    Millions of Insects species have been around for billions of years while performing key roles such as pollination, maintaining ecological balance, controlling pests, recycling nutrients. However as Kenyan entomologist Dr. Dino Martins breaks it down, our recent industrial growth and modernity has wiped out entire population of insects putting both the ecology, food security and economy at risk.
    Find out more about insects: https://discoverpollinators.org/wp-content/cache/all/pollinators-handbook/index.html & https://www.boell.de/en/insectatlas
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    Questions, comments, opinions? Email us on info@routetofood.org

    • 29 min
    Episode XI. Food Security; When Farmers & Consumers Lose Agency

    Episode XI. Food Security; When Farmers & Consumers Lose Agency

    In recent years industrial farming and the rise of farming multinationals have reduced the agency and sovereignty of farmers over their crops, and what consumers eat.
    We are joined by Cidi Otieno, Kenya Peasants League International Coordinator and Convener and a food rights campaigner. He explains what this loss of sovereignty means for farmers and consumers across the country.

    Find out more: www.routetofood.org
    Join the Route to Food Alliance: routetofood.org/join-alliance-english/
    Follow us on Twitter: @routetofood
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    Questions, comments, opinions? Email us on info@routetofood.org

    • 26 min
    Episode X. Food Security; Food as Memory and Nurture

    Episode X. Food Security; Food as Memory and Nurture

    Food and farming plays such a central role in our relationships as consumers, farmers, gardeners, friends and in the aesthetics and memories. Nic Odhiambo an organic farmer, chef and writer uses his own childhood experience, expertise and insights to break down what it means to wholesomely interact with our food and farming cultures.
    Find out more: https://routetofood.org/
    Join the Route to Food Alliance: routetofood.org/join-alliance-english/
    Follow us on Twitter: @routetofood
    Like our page on Facebook: @routetofood
    Questions, comments, opinions? Email us on info@routetofood.org

    • 26 min

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