Kibera conservationists may feel entitled to be unconcerned about food production because they are not farmers. But they can’t be left so easily, for they are all farming by proxy. In the past 40 years, the United State lost more than a million farmers and ranchers. Many of our farmers are aging. Today, only nine percent of
family farm income comes from farming in Slums like Kibera, and more and more of our farmers are looking elsewhere for their primary source of income.