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Mathenge tree ideal for chapatis, but also blocks roads, diverts rivers

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The tree provides shade during the day and its seeds are used to make chapati, mandazi and cakes flour, according to Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI).

Mathenge tree ideal for chapatis, but also blocks roads, diverts rivers

By Saada Hassan | 5 days ago

Efforts to control deadly weed hurt by ban on logging

Efforts to control deadly weed hurt by ban on logging

Residents claim the best way to control the spread of plant is by cutting it down but they can’t do it because of the ban imposed by Environment CS

Caroline Chebet | 3 years ago

Mathenge tree, the weed from hell

Prosopis juliflora also known as Mathenge Tress was introduced in Kenya from Brazil in 1973 to combat desertification in arid areas.

Caroline Chebet and Julius Chepkwony | 3 years ago

Mathenge, the rosy side

Kenya Forest Research Institute (Kefri) researchers are studying how best to utilise the noxious weed mathenge.

Caroline Chebet and Julius Chepkwony | 3 years ago

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