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Kenyan farmers in Kiambu lured by benefits of organic farming

Organic farming was introduced to local residents in Kiambu, Kenya, and was embraced by them, who now grow crops that will find a market daily.

In farm visits to Gitiha village a local farmer said all they need is water because other inputs for organic farming are readily available. Planting a mix of crops such as kales, spinach, tomato and tall trees to provide some shade aids the organic crops. Harvesting different crops every week to sell on the local markets, helps the organic farmers to have a constant stream of cash.

Government officials urged their department of agriculture to recognise the methods and seeds as well as self developed pesticides used by the organic farmers. 

Source: www.the-star.co.ke


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