How Precision Agriculture Could End Food Shortage in Kenya

It may sound like a dream, but Kenyan farmers may soon find it easy to deal with age-old enemies: the weather and pests, write Allan Kista and Caren Nyota at The Star. The Kenya Space Agency, though just slightly over a year old, is positioning itself to transform agriculture across the country and boost the rise of the “smart farm”.

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The fourth of its kind to be established in Africa, the agency is determined to help farmers increase their yields and in the course make Kenya food-secure. Kenyan farmers, like many in Africa, depend on rain-fed agriculture, and crops are usually destroyed by pests in the fields.

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