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”.


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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