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HortiNews Exclusive Interview: Celebrating Prof. Ruth Oniang’o on International Women’s Day

In an exclusive interview with HortiNews, Prof. Ruth Oniang’o, a prominent figure in Kenya’s agricultural landscape, shares her insights on the significance of International Women’s Day and the role of women in ensuring food security.

Reflecting on her extensive experience, Prof. Oniang’o emphasizes the critical role women play in the food system, highlighting that “every day is a woman’s day” as they are the primary caregivers responsible for ensuring families are fed. She calls for a recognition of the traditional African family structure where men historically played a vital role in providing for their families, urging a return to these values to alleviate pressure on women and restore dignity to men.

Furthermore, Prof. Oniang’o advocates for regenerative agriculture, emphasizing Africa’s rich agricultural heritage and the importance of preserving indigenous knowledge. She encourages a reconnection with traditional farming practices, such as intercropping and composting, as sustainable solutions for food production.

Addressing the challenge of passing on knowledge to the younger generation, Prof. Oniang’o stresses the importance of instilling an appreciation for food early on. She highlights her work with 4K clubs in schools, aiming to educate children about the origins of food and the importance of agriculture.

In closing, Prof. Oniang’o calls for a reevaluation of societal values and a rediscovery of African identity, urging individuals to embrace their cultural heritage and reject harmful practices. At 78 years old, she remains committed to sharing her knowledge and experiences to inspire positive change in the agricultural sector.

As we celebrate International Women’s Day, Prof. Ruth Oniang’o’s message resonates as a reminder of the invaluable contributions of women to the agricultural sector and the importance of preserving Africa’s agricultural heritage for future generations.

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