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Kenya’s adaptive farmers turn to sunflower

Kenya’s adaptive farmers turn to sunflower

NATHAN OMBUNI, BIRD STORY AGENCY WHEN cooking oil and animal feed prices became too high for Kenyan farmer Marystella Wabwoba, she decided to produce her own. Today, sunflowers are all she grows. "About five years ago, I realised I could grow sunflower on the farm and use it to produce oil which has no chemicals as preservatives and use its byproduct to feed my animals," said the small-scale farmer. Wabwoba's homestead in the village of Sinoko in Bungoma County is a flurry of activity, with a constant stream of customers buying sunflower oil. After harvesting the sunflower seed, she crushes…
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