Promoting conservation agriculture to improve land & profitability among farmers in Western Kenya.

Published on 9 September 2010

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Start Date: 11 January 2007 | End Date: 31 October 2010

Overview

This project aims at promoting widespread adoption of conservation agriculture by smallholder farmers while protecting and improving soil conditions to achieve higher yields and enhanced environmental services in East Africa. Specific interventions were to develop effective development pathways” or road maps on the practice of CA at the target benchmark sites. The smallholder farmers who form the majority of land users need to be convinced on the effectiveness of CA, to enable them adopt and adapt it as a sustainable agricultural practice. The goal is to bring the farmers out of poverty with no further impoverishment of soils and other natural resources.

 

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