- The beauty of the technology, known as positive selection, is that it is easy to adopt by small scale farmers because it does not require any cash investment, just some sticks and labour. CIP, the Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI) and the Ministry of Agriculture of Kenya have trained over 100 extension agents and farmer trainers. They in turn trained over 70 farmer groups involving more than 1000 farmers since 2004. "The training was a real eye opener, we never knew that most of our potato plants were sick," said Michael Macharia, an extension worker trained as a trainer in May 2005. "This technology responds directly to the need of our potato farmers because they have no access to clean seed."
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