Poor soil health making Kenyans hungry and testing it key to better yields

What you need to know:

  • It is prudent that, to improve productivity, a sustainable and diversified system such as organic agriculture that places a healthy soil at the heart of production be embraced.

  • This will ensure that the soil continues to supply life support services and reduce farmers’ vulnerability to crop failure due to effects of climate change.

That poor soil fertility is the principal constraint to production in smallholder farming in Africa is widely acknowledged, with experts declaring soil fertility in the continent as being at stake.

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