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Kenya to launch solar-powered farm

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Kenya to launch solar-powered farm

The Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI) will launch a US$4 million renewable energy farm in June, which will include crops, livestock and also serve as a tourist attraction, website reported.

KARI director Ephraim Mukisira said the project would pave the way for a less-dependent agrarian system, with every operation of the farm powered by solar energy.

"This is a new concept that demonstrates that research and science is moving away from traditional to more exciting settings like the green villages," he was quoted as saying.

"The future of agriculture is to increase productivity and conserve the environment."

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Photo: Nation


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