Poisoned chickens crack clean energy glass ceiling in Kenya
Associated Organization: Thomson Reuters Foundation
Waithera, a poultry farmer, began looking for ways to keep her birds alive through the cold nights. Charcoal fires, her first choice, resulted in too many birds dying of carbon monoxide poisoning in their closed coop.
So, on the advice of other farmers, she turned to briquettes made of compressed waste materials from sugar and molasses production. The long-burning briquettes worked - even relieving her of the middle-of-the-night drudgery of trudging to the chicken house to stock up the charcoal fire.
Themes: Agriculture, fisheries and food security, Energy, Gender, Health
Regions: East Africa
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