Firm Finds ‘Gold’ In Sisal Waste

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1Kilifi Plantation Ltd farm manager Francis Lorot Emurai in the farm. According to him, to get manure from sisal, it has to be extracted from the leaves and the waste passed through clean water. PHOTO | BOZO JENJE | NMG

By Daily Nation

After an overnight downpour, we cruise across the green Vipingo sisal plantation on the Malindi road, heading to Msumarini to witness an integrated horticultural and apiary project.

On the 11-acre farm, workers are harvesting tomatoes and spinach while others are tilling in readiness for planting. Near the yellow passion orchards is a heap of sisal waste manure.

Kilifi Plantation Ltd farm manager Francis Lorot Emurai ushers us into a three-acre section with crops at various stages of growth. Emurai says the agribusiness venture is part of diversification. Previously the farm only focused on livestock and sisal.

The 27-year-old says using sisal waste fertiliser to grow vegetables and fruits started in November 2018. Read more>>

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