Abbotsford is therefore, caught in this social-economic and political quagmire. A struggle to maintain its grip on the invaluable agricultural land and the pressure to absorb the shocks from imminent urban-rural migration.
This week in Nairobi is another busy one of meetings and research as we dig deeper into our work with the East Africa Institute and UNOPS, as well as our volunteering and community involvement. All three of us interns got the joy of attending the EAI at the “Nairobi Food Day” event on Tuesday, joining … Continue reading Nairobi Food Day and The Future of Food
There have been many firsts for me since I left Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, for Canada. First, it was the longest flight I ever had. Another first for me was the experience of fall weather; days of erratic weather patterns. My body couldn’t fathom how a place could be sunny, then suddenly turn into … Continue reading Thanksgiving in Canada!
A Climate for Conflict: https://vimeo.com/219507981 This is the 5th week that we have been in Nairobi. Some days it feels like time is going by slowly and that we have been in Nairobi for far longer than 5 weeks. We have established daily routines and are comfortable navigating our once intimidating neighbourhood. Yet, there are … Continue reading A Climate for Conflict
My first day in Nairobi three weeks ago included meetings, errands, and getting to know a small part of Nairobi with my fellow interns Chelsea and Karl. In search of some basic groceries, we decided to check out supermarket giant Nakumatt while visiting a local shopping centre. One of the largest and most wide-spread supermarket … Continue reading Empty Grocery Aisles and an Introduction to Nairobi’s Food System