Micronutrients

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. ‚ÄúNitrogen, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, …

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Indigenous Fruit Trees Unlock Economic Opportunities for Siakago Farmers in Kenya

Peter Njeru, a farmer from Siakago, Embu County, is part of a group of 27 farmers who have recognized the potential of indigenous fruit trees for economic benefits. These farmers have embraced grafted indigenous fruit trees, which bear fruit within two years compared to wild-grown trees that take up to a decade to produce. This …

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Kwale farm using spirulina supercrop to combat endemic malnutrition

By George Munene In Muhaka, Kwale County, Kugawana Spirulina farm grows at least one tonne of Arthrospira Platensis, commercially known as spirulina every year. This is fed as a supplement in food to children in the locality, offering a more balanced diet in a county where malnutrition in children stands at worrying 30 per cent.  …

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