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Agriculture graduate training new farmers and linking them to markets

An agriculture graduate from East African University is using his knowledge to train and help crop producers through the production process and eventually link them to markets. This is after he discovered that many farmers are reportedly recording dismal yields due to a lack of the necessary know-how and experience in the venture. Julius Ndwati …

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Humic acid boosts harvests by enhancing essential elements uptake

Farmers applying organic fertilisers containing humic acid can boost harvests by 50 per cent as a result of enhanced uptake of essential elements that promote growth in crops. Agronomist Michael Mwangi says the acid makes macro and micro nutrients necessary for growth available to crops roots besides easing ionic exchanges. “Nitrogen, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, …

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