"Como reflejo de la gravedad de la inseguridad alimentaria mundial, más del 60 % de la población de África oriental se considera desnutrida, y muchas regiones se encuentran en estado de hambruna. Existe un amplio acuerdo sobre la necesidad de ayudar a los pequeños agricultores a pasar de una agricultura de subsistencia a una agricultura sostenible y rentable, aumentando su productividad agrícola, reduciendo las pérdidas por deterioro poscosecha y ofreciendo vínculos con el mercado. La mayoría de los países de África oriental tienen una economía agraria, con más del 80 % de los hogares que dependen de la agricultura para su sustento. El clima se caracteriza por temporadas secas semestrales, en las que muchos agricultores sufren debido a la escasez de agua y la mala nutrición del suelo. Si bien los períodos cortos de lluvia benefician a los agricultores locales, las lluvias intensas a veces destruyen los cultivos comerciales. Los invernaderos son estructuras permanentes cubiertas de vidrio o plástico, que permiten a los agricultores cultivar verduras y frutas durante todo el año a través de sistemas de riego y temperatura controlados de forma mecánica."


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