Crop productivity

intercropping

Legume inter-cropping doubles traditional crop performance

Farmers growing traditional crops like maize side by side with legumes are recording more than double increase in yields and cutting down on fertilizer spend as legumes fertilize the soils at 20 percent more than synthetic fertilizers. While farmers have long intercropped legumes like beans, cowpeas, groundnuts and pigeon peas with maize and millet, it …

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Isinya farm introduces innovative solar panel farming to E. Africa

By George Munene Latia Agribusiness Centre in Isinya has unveiled East Africa‚Äôs first Agrivoltaic farm– a farming method that grows crops underneath solar panels. The innovative agricultural practice facilitates farming under limited land, renewable energy generation and can significantly improve the productivity of crops because the shade provided by the panel arrays reduces heat stress …

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Smallholder farmers use trees to fertilize soils & extra income

Sallholder farmers in Kenya are embracing planting trees that do not compete with crops for nutrients a venture that is paying off with some of the trees even fertilizing the soils while offering the farmers extra income. The practice known as agroforestry has been championed by government and other agricultural institutions as having returned impressive …

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