August 18, 2021 – Kenya CitizenTV “Smart Farm” reporter Denis Otieno visits KALRO scientist Catherine Taracha in the field for an update on disease resistant cassava.
Cassava represents an important crop especially in the western part of Kenya, where sixty percent of the tuber is grown. Farmers however face a nightmare every season as they lose a substantial part of their harvest to diseases. It is against this backdrop that researchers are banking on genetically modified cassava, whose cultivation has been allowed in the country, to change farmer’s fortunes. Denis Otieno has more on this week’s Smart Farm.