Kabaraka University students in Nakuru county has amazed Kenyans after coming up with an idea of converting grass to flour which can be used to prepare porridge and Ugali. The idea is credited to a 24 year old Faith Wandia, who is a master student of Business Administration in Finance. According to Wandia, about 9 million people die of hunger yearly in which 3.1 being children. This translates to 24,000 people dying daily and about 1000 per hour. Thus need to address the challenge.
Wandia's team comprise of three others, Bahati Innocent a student of clinical medicine, Salome Njeri studying economics and Edgar Ruto a student of computer science. They started researching the project in 2020 and breakthrough came in 2022. According to Wandia, they used a lot of files since it was a trial and error project. According to the them, the reason why they picked grass,is because it covers 50 to 60 percent of total surface area of the earth thus readily available.
The type of grass used is Bermuda grass and Rye grass because they are drought resident and take only two and a half months to mature. Watch the video below.
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