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Sunflowers are seen in full bloom on a field in Sirisia district, near the Kenya-Uganda border, on the slopes of Mount Elgon, western Kenya, November 10, 2014.

Kenyan farmers profit from the sun to water crops

Drip irrigation requires a costly upfront investment, but it pays for itself in a relatively short time

For subsistence farmers in rain-scarce Kenya, drip irrigation can mean the difference between hand-to-mouth survival and being able to grow an agricultural business like Alice Migwi’s. She now has three full-time employees, an expanding plot of land, and enough surplus produce to sell to restaurants and hotels after harvest. “A drip system is perhaps the