Smallholder farmers and research

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Enhancing capacity of extension officers in Kenyan drylands To bridge the gap between research and information dissemination to smallholder farmers, extension officers were trained on integrated agronomic management of chickpea, pigeonpea, groundnut, sorghum and finger millet for enhanced yields. The training was held from 9-12 June at Egerton University‚Äôs Dryland Research…

Breeding salt-tolerant plants

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Photo credit: Nature World News Certain grasses can be made more salt-tolerant, allowing us to use treated wastewater for it and save clean water for human use. (Photo : Flickr) Drought: Saving Water with Plant Genetics, Breeding Salt Tolerance By Catherine Arnold As arid conditions increase in various parts of the…