Farming in Drought-Ridden Turkana Brings Hope!

Victory! Hope! Huge, fresh leafy greens! The Turkana people have long endured cycles of starvation and famine, but now all of that is changing! They have a sustainable source of nutritious food.

Just look at this wonderful kale, spinach and cowpeas harvested on our partner farm. Farming in Turkana is key to ending hunger in this dry, remote region of Kenya!

“The taste of the kale and spinach alone is pulling masses to the farm. The yield was good there; has never been such a yield from the farms around Lodwar and other surrounding farms,” said Victor, our project coordinator.

Farming in Turkana is key to ending hunger and writing a new storyline in the tale of this region.

The farmers “are all overjoyed” he said. (You can read Christine’s powerful, firsthand account about life before and after the farm here.)

Victor said the “Natoot villagers are excited; the farm has attracted all sorts of people…The harvest has encouraged the farmers to spend most of their time in the farm, even when they are not attending to their crops.”

We are so grateful that the farm has escaped the locust swarms that have been plaguing East Africa. And we are beyond thrilled this is food the Turkana people have been trained to grow themselves; it is not a short-term handout that will quickly be depleted.

“The yield was great, and the farm is in perfect condition; all the crops are growing well.”

We look forward to the future of this farm with great joy and expectation.

Learn more:

  • To see how far this farm has come, you can view “before and after” pictures here.
  • In 2017, we started dreaming of farming in drought-ridden Turkana, in the village of Natoot. 
  • We’re thrilled the farm is getting some positive attention from the media. Check out this Business Daily article here.


Sarah Marchmont
Sarah Marchmont

Sarah has a passion to share stories and photos of lives being transformed. With a background in journalism, a heart for “the least of these,” and a love for traveling and experiencing other cultures, she’s thrilled to be part of the Bright Hope Marketing & Communications team where she has the opportunity to hear and experience firsthand the incredible stories of God working in the nations.