Joseph Maramba lives in the Kenyan coastal town of Kilifi, about an hour north of Mombasa. Here Joseph growns mangoes which he sells at he local market.
Joseph has had real problems with oriental fruit fly infestations in the past but has recently had some success fighting the pest with help from local crop coordinators and scientists.
The Oriental fruit fly is native to Asia, but has spread to over 30 countries, including parts of America and Oceania. Increases in international tourism and trade have been linked to the increased potential risk of introduction.
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Simon is a pastoralist in the Laikipia District of Kenya. He grazes goats, sheep and cattle on land surrounding his village. But this is being overrun with Opuntia stricta.
Commonly known as Creeping sensitive plant, the plant grows in large clumps which are hard to remove due to the plant's thorns.