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Molo farmer intercrops potatoes and peas, to earn all year round

A farmer in Molo is growing potato seeds and intercropping with garden peas, in a classic crop rotation model that not only improves soil fertility but also ensures her of an year round source of income. Having traditionally relied on potato seeds from the previous harvest for planting,  Ann Chepngeno couldn’t understand why her yields …

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Group alternative farming models help farmers weather climate change

A new model that assists members of a particular community to collectively adapt to changing weather patterns through alternative farming practices has been credited with having spared millions of farmers across East Africa from drought at a time when yields have dropped and farms have become barren. The initiative dubbed climate smart villages and pioneered …

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Kenya’s potato council increases multiplication centers to meet acute shortage

By George Munene Kenya’s potato seed production stands at just 6,700 tonnes against a yearly demand of 30,000 tonnes, making most farmers opt to recycle the previous year’s harvest as seed. In an effort to avail more certified potato seeds to farmers, the National Potato Council of Kenya is increasing potato multiplication centers across the …

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