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May 5th, 2015 / Farmbiz Africa

thumb.aspxA group of farmers in Gatanga have found a way to produce local fertilizer that is delivering a much cheaper and more effective alternative to synthetic fertliser and a new business opportunity at grassroots level. The liquid fertiliser is made from a plant that grows wild in rural areas of Central Kenya and is often considered an invasive plant. The plant, a non-leguminous shrub from the sunflower family called Tithonia diversifolia, also called wild sunflower, or Mexican sunflower, has proven to provide nitrogen and phosphorous, two essential nutrients for plant growth, to depleted soils. Read more