To coincide with World Food Day on 16 October, the Sustainable Diets for All program in Kenya curated a photo exhibition exploring the Kenyan diet. Capturing the views of 15 men and women living in the sub-counties of Gilgil, Njoro and Bahati in Nakuru County, Kenya, the exhibition highlighted the challenges they face in producing and consuming healthy, sustainable food.
Across Nakuru County, farmers, vendors, restaurant and hotel owners, and consumers are well aware of the importance of healthy diets. They celebrate and enjoy eating traditional vegetables. But far too many experience difficulties in accessing affordable, diverse foods due to barriers in the food system. The following photos and accompanying testimonies share a selection of these stories of local food knowledge and wisdom.
All photos for the exhibition were taken by award-winning Kenyan photojournalist and activist, Boniface Mwangi.
Header photo: Lucy Waithera, Farmer, Age 44, Mauche, Njoro Sub-county