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Greenhouse farming in Kenya

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Members Kind Youth Precious group at the greenhouse site in Kisumu county. 

Kenya: Greenhouse Farming Takes Root in Kisumu

By Maurice Alal

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GREENHOUSE farming technology is being embraced in Kisumu county.

The technology has been associated with wealthy individuals for many years, but this is changing, thanks to a community-driven development initiative funded by Lake Victoria Environmental Project.

Many farmers in the region have now ventured into tomato and pepper growing.

On a tour of Ombeyi ward, Muhoroni sub-county in Kisumu, we meet 50-year-old Solomon Ngar, who quit teaching in 1986 to farm.

Ngar is a member of a 19-member group which owns two greenhouses, water harvesting facility and afforestation project.

“Greenhouse farming has opened a new chapter in our lives. We are able to provide food for our family and educate our children,” says the father of seven.

Read the full article: allAfrica

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Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.