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Smallholder innovations support adaptation in coastal Kenya

03 Dec 2013

Local newspaper reports on the innovations identified by SIFOR project communities in Kilifi and Kwale counties.

Donald Kittu

Measures to adapt to climate change and reduce disaster risks are gaining increasing international attention, and will be essential for ensuring the well-being of the global population, both now and in the future. In Kilifi County in coastal Kenya, locals have come up with methods that have allowed them to preserve their food and indigenous plants of medicinal value. A research by Habari Kilifi has revealed that many farmers in Rabai of Kilifi County who cannot afford to get pesticides are turning to the indigenous Neem tree (Azadirachta indica) and other plants to solve the pest problem.

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