The Star (Nairobi)

29 November 2012

Kenya: Go Hi-Tech, Farmers Told

Farmers have been urged to adopt modern farming techniques to increase productivity. The chairman of the Kenya National Federation of Agricultural Producers Nduati Kariuki said it is only by use of modern technology that farmers can improve on their yields despite the decreasing farm sizes.

Speaking in Murang'a town yesterday, during a start-up project on biogas use, Kariuki said the goal is to improve the livelihoods and quality of life or rural people.

Drumming support for the Kenya National Biogas Programme, Kariuki said the overall in the country and contain the biomass loss through the exploitation of market and non-market benefits of domestic biogas.

He said the objective of the project is to develop and disseminate biogas in rural areas in Kenya through construction of 12,000 domestic biogas digesters across the potential concentration areas in the country.

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