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Kenya: Potato-legume intercropping can decrease soil erosion, improve moisture retention, boost yields

The potato-growing belts in sub-Saharan Africa have experienced steady increases in heat stress, irregular rainfall, persistent droughts, high soil erosion rates and recurrent floods. This has not only jeopardized food security and weakened efforts to eradicate poverty, it has increased land degradation and put pressure on forestlands.

Researchers working with the International Potato Center (CIP) in Nairobi, Kenya and Lima, Peru explains in a research brief that potato yields in in sub-Saharan Africa average 7

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