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Change policy to scale up climate-smart farming in Africa - experts

Even during the dry season, Venanzio Njiru's farm stands out as a rare patch of lush greenery in this arid part of east Kenya.

The former Mombasa street hawker's fields are a mosaic of fruit trees, maize planted in water-holding pits, legumes and sugarcane.

On his two acres, in Embu sub-county in eastern Kenya, Njiru also keeps cattle, chicken, goats, and - despite the dry conditions - fish in water storage ponds.

The diversified farm is an example of "climate-smart agriculture" - farming techniques that help growers and herders continue to make a living, even as climate change brings harsher and more unpredictable conditions.

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