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Improving Lives of African Farmers

A huge ‘thank you’ to Claire Sands Baker, Co-founder and Director of The Toothpick Project who visited our G6 students this week.

This company is working hard to combat the threat that parasitic plants present in Kenya’s agriculture. Ms Baker explained to her engaged audience how they have created a biological solution to this biological problem. Using a live active inoculum from a fungal-coated toothpick, The Toothpick Project arms smallholder farmers with bio-herbicide to help them kill Striga; a destructive parasitic weed that attacks the roots of staple crops in sub-Saharan Africa.

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