Save yucky avo peels for drought fighter Kiara

31 July 2016 - 02:00 By TASCHICA PILLAY

A Johannesburg teenager's plan to use orange and avocado peels in agriculture could offer a solution for drought-stricken farmers and it has won her a finalist spot in a global Google competition. Kiara Nirghin, 16, a Grade 11 pupil at St Martin's School, has developed a natural super-absorbent polymer that allows soil to retain massive amounts of water.

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