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Greenhouse revolution: New farming methods take suburbs by storm

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Mr Moses Koech, a farmer in Kiserian tends to his tomatoes in his greenhouse on September 19, 2009.

…David Nkedianye, a researcher at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Kabete, said greenhouses are threatening to edge the pastroalists out of their traditional lands.

“The water issue is a very controversial one. How do you extract so much water for greenhouse agriculture in an arid area where one of the key concerns is water for people and their livestock?” he asked. The pastoralists have been losing up to one-third of their herds in the current drought as they are forced to move long distances to find water.

Read more: Daily Nation

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