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Avocados reap rewards in Kenya while staple corn withers

 IPS 07 December 2019

IPS visits Latin America’s only vertical farm in Panama to discover how controlled-environment agriculture, a technology-based approach toward food production, is helping to combat the effects of climate change on agriculture. It uses hydroponics –a method of growing plants without soil, using mineral nutrient solutions in water. Vertical farming is popular in the United States, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. (974 Words) - By Robert Kibet

IPS_Avocados reap rewards in Kenya

Peter Karanja at a seedbed that has recently grafted seedlings. He has been licensed by the Horticultural Crops Development Authoreity (HCDA) to graft the seedlings and distribute to farmers.  Credit: Robert Kibet/IPS

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