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Trade Surplus With Neighbors After Crop Failure

What to do if only one crop survives? Trade the surplus.

On a sunny morning, Millicent Makena is sifting two bags of beans for storage, the flakes of chaff clinging to her black top and navy skirt.

But the beans are not from her farm. Instead, she swapped two bags of maize for them, trading with Helen Cianjoka, another farmer who lives eight kilometres away, in another village in eastern Kenya.

Neil Palmer/CIAT

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