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Kenya: Saving Pollinators to Increase Food Security
July 22, 2017
A research Project between the National Museums of Kenya (NMK) and Bayer AG, is showing that pollination is the answer to food security and other agricultural solutions.
“We need to understand the role of pollinators in agriculture to increase food production and income of farmers. Farmers in semi-arid areas of the country are benefiting a great deal and we hope to go largescale”, said Dr. Mzalendo Kibunjia, Director General of NMK.
“Markets for fruit and horticultural products for export are increasing in Africa. Kenya is no exception with agriculture contributing a key role in the economy where horticulture contributes 33% of total GDP and 38.5% of exports”, he added.
One of the project researchers Dr. Esther Kioko, Department Head of Zoology Department of National Museums of Kenya (NMK) says that the findings should be included in national agricultural policies.