Don’t burn straw, feed it to earthworms

A woman pounds rice stalks at Ahero Irrigation scheme in Kisumu on January 22,2019. Researchers say that instead of burning the stalks, which take long to decompose, they should be fed to earthworms. PHOTO | ONDARI OGEGA

When rice is harvested, the straw left behind is usually burnt, causing the emission of greenhouse gases (carbon dioxide and methane) and black carbon, which has a negative effect on climate.

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