Kenya: Breweries persuade drought-hit farmers to switch crops

SciDev.Net: A partnership between academics and a beer company, which sent sorghum prices soaring in East Africa, has been highlighted as a way of harnessing agricultural research to fight the effects of drought such as the one in the Horn of Africa. The Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI) linked up with Kenya-based East African Breweries Limited (EABL) in 2009 to address a missing link between research results and farmers' incomes. Farmers had been planting maize, which is susceptible to drought,......

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