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Less water, no soil, more fodder: Kenya farmers beat drought

9 Feb 2018, TRF

Recurring dry spells across Kenya are destroying crops and pastures, starving animals and leaving millions of people at risk of food insecurity, say experts. To guarantee livestock fodder even when pastures are dry, farmers are switching to hydroponics, a soil-less culture technology which uses less water and land and can yield up to 10 times the crop grown in an open field.


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