Kenyan Farmers Abandon Food Crops For ‘Green Gold’

As drought and erratic weather wreak havoc across rural Kenya, a growing number of farmers are reportedly abandoning traditional crops like maize and rice for the more lucrative muguka, a potent legal stimulant that relieves fatigue. Muguka is fast-growing, making it less vulnerable to changing weather conditions, using about half the water that maize crops require, according to muguka farmer, Albert Njeru.

 

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