Nanofarming in Developing Nations

In the United States, some have accused nanofarmers of elitism, arguing that only the privileged can spend the time it takes to cultivate such small-scale gardens.

However, in third world countries, nanofarming technologies are being applied to stave off hunger among the very poor.  In Kenya, a kind of nanofarm called a “multi-story garden” is providing fresh food for people living in crowded urban conditions, or in rural areas with soil that is too hard and dry to farm.Family Heath International profiles this Kenyan farmer, Nahashon Njuguna, who is successfully feeding his family using these multi-story nanofarms after the death of his two daughters from AIDS impoverished his family and left him to care for his orphaned granddaughter.


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