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Minjingu Organic Hyperphosphate

Seils in the western part of Kenya have increased in acidity for a very long time due to accessive use of the phosphate in organic fertilizer. Due to the increased acidity in the soils, production of crops have proved so difficult because the acidity destroys crops and burns up the roots of the crops and burns up the roots of the crops and for a very long time productivity has significantly reduced in this region and this has been witnessed even around my community. Mayenje where maize and sorghum productivity has significantly reduced. In the month of February, the Kenya Agriculture Research Institute approved the Minjingu organic Hyper phosphate and distributed it to farmers in my area and woooh things are tremendously changing as you walk along the farms and see the green colour of crops dominating the farms with already certain farmers experiencing high yields in crop production. Thanks for KARI for approving the inorganic fertiser that has helped reduced the acidity of the soil in the region


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Kari

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 46-60 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Mayenje, Busia, Kenya
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