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  • Nyamongo, Isaac K. (Nation Media Group, 2022-08-02)
    A fortnight ago, I pointed out that over 75 per cent of Kenya’s population is below the age of 35. While the youthful population may yield a demographic dividend, it is worth noting that the average age of the Kenyan farmer ...
  • CUK, University (The Co-operative University of Kenya, 2001)
  • Nyamongo, Isaac K. (Nation Media Group, 2023-07-04)
    A recent UN resolution, A/77/L.60, describes the social and solidarity economy (SSE) as “enterprises, organisations and other entities engaged in economic, social and environmental activities which serve the collective ...
  • Nyamongo, Isaac K. (Nation Media Group, 2022-03-15)
    There is an old drawing I used to see on the noticeboard of our local cooperative. It depicted two cows tethered to either end of a short rope with each pulling, to no avail, in the opposite direction in a bid to reach a ...
  • Nyamongo, Isaac K. (Nation Media Group, 2023-06-04)
    Kenya’s population has increased tremendously since Independence, from 8.93 million in 1963 to over 53 million. Yet the average agricultural production has fallen due to subdivision. In some places in Gusiiland, the average ...
  • Nyamongo, Isaac K. (Nation Media Group, 2021-11-16)
    A recent review of Kenya’s energy sector revealed that hydropower accounts for about 52.1 per cent of total production followed by thermal (fossil fuel, 32.5 per cent), geothermal (13.3 per cent) and biogas, wind and solar.
  • Nyamongo, Isaac K. (Nation Media Group, 2023-03-07)
    Recently, I stayed in a hotel in Kotrijk, Belgium, which served tea, coffee and chocolate sourced only from Fairtrade-certified farms. These products are so certified because, in their respective supply chains, Fairtrade ...
  • Nyamongo, Isaac K. (Nation Media Group, 2023-08-01)
    The current state of the economy creates the right condition for starting a food cooperative. The cost of food in recent months has been dictated by various factors which have converged to dictate higher prices, a cost ...
  • Nyamongo, Isaac K. (Nation Media Group, 2022-06-21)
    The success of cooperatives is encapsulated in good governance principles, key among them member participation, representation and fair and transparent elections. This is espoused by Cooperative Principle #2: Democratic ...
  • Nyamongo, Isaac K. (Nation Media Group, 2022-11-01)
    According to Cooperative Principle #5, “Cooperatives provide education and training for their members, elected representatives, managers and employees so they can contribute effectively to the development of their cooperatives. ...
  • Nyamongo, Isaac K. (Nation Media Group, 2022-06-13)
    June 16 is the International Domestic Workers Day, when we honour. The ILO Convention 189 defines domestic work as “work performed in or for a household or households”. It includes a range of tasks—like house cleaning, ...
  • Nyamongo, Isaac K. (Nation Media Group, 2021-10-19)
    The cost of accessing healthcare in Kenya is way beyond what many can afford, even with the government including universal health coverage (UCH) in the government’s ‘Big Four Agenda’. Even with insurance, many families ...
  • Nyamongo, Isaac K. (Nation Media Group, 2022-10-04)
    Resilience has come into focus due to several large-scale events—from the economic crisis to Covid-19 and now climate change. These disrupt global-level systems and influence community-level responses. Do cooperatives ...
  • Nyamongo, Isaac K. (Nation Media Group, 2022-05-03)
    A worker-owner cooperative is owned and self-managed by the workers using an established democratic governance structure where decisions are made either directly by every worker-owner or through an elected management. 
  • Nyamongo, Isaac K. (Nation Media Group, 2022-01-18)
    What you need to know: If KFC cannot, for proprietary reasons, tell farmers their requirements, how would they engage? Does the farmer proceed through trial and error until KFC gives the thumbs-up?
  • Nyamongo, Isaac K. (Nation Media Group, 2022-04-19)
    A fortnight ago (Daily Nation, April 5, 2022), I argued that matatus and boda bodas should be organised into transport service cooperatives rather than saccos. As if on cue, on April 6, 2022, the Commissioner of Cooperatives ...
  • Nyamongo, Isaac K. (Nation Media Group, 2021-12-21)
    Kenya’s annual demand for housing is 200,000 and 300,000 units in urban and rural areas respectively. The country will need 2.9 million units in a decade, or 290,000 per year, which far exceeds current supply.
  • Nyamongo, Isaac K. (Nation Media Group, 2023-01-03)
    The 13th African Ministerial Cooperative Conference concluded in Egypt with a declaration committing the ministers to a 13-point agenda that will be the focus of cooperative development in Africa for the next three years.
  • Nyamongo, Isaac K. (Nation Media Group, 2022-02-15)
    What you need to know: Platform cooperatives have the potential to radically transform cooperative enterprises. Lessons from emerging experiments in the cooperative platform economy across the world should be ...
  • Maichuhie, Kamau (Nation Media Group, 2022-12-12)
    When Prof Esther Njoki Gicheru completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture at the University of Nairobi in 1976, she looked forward to pursuing a fulfilling career. The fresh graduate was over the moon when ...

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