THE GUARDIAN ON SUNDAY
A solar-powered mower on display with its inventors, Kenyan university engineering students Emma Masibo (left) and Lucy Bwire, with their lecturer Peter Wamalwa. The mower was exhibited during the 5th National Science Week that opened on May 16, 2016 in Nairobi. Young people are using innovation to protect the environment and make life easier.
Mulunesh Ena is part of an existing project supported by ICIPE, working with five other women in her community near Arba Minch to raise silkworms. She then sells the cocoons to a large cooperative in Arba Minch where she earns 70-100 Ethiopian birr per KG (approximately $3-5 US). On the racks in front of her, silkworms are eating castor leaves.