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Kenya: Smart greenhouses save water and space

A hydroponics greenhouse in Kenya is shaping the modern agribusiness in Africa. Tech entrepreneur Charles Oduk hopes to inspire farmers in other arid areas with his automated farm.

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This 250-square-meter farm in Konza city in Kenya in unique. It's the biggest smart farming hydroponics greenhouse in Africa. The technology uses crop data and self-correcting algorithms, allowing farmers to make informed decisions.

With hydroponics, entrepreneur Charles Oduk uses minimal water and no soil. He started his project in 2017 after graduating with a degree in mechatronics engineering. All sorts of vegetables do well when grown inside hydroponic greenhouses. Oduk hopes to help farmers in Kenya's arid and semi-arid areas.