Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (Kari)

Transforming East African Farming with Climate-Smart Villages

Innovative Approach Boosting Resilience in East African Agriculture A remarkable model is empowering a particular community to collectively adapt to changing weather patterns through alternative farming practices. This initiative has successfully spared millions of farmers across East Africa from drought, revitalizing barren farms and mitigating the impact of climate change. Revolutionizing Agriculture: The Climate-Smart Villages …

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Timely planting & climate appropriate seeds help improve arid farmer yields

Farmers in semi-arid areas, knocked by weather patterns are learning new techniques to beat the weather vagaries like planting before the rains start and buying seeds suited for their climate. The techniques which have at times failed remain their only option at the moment. James Mativo from Makaveti Village in Kyanzasu sub-location in Machakos County …

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liming in western kenya farms

Liming improves yields of depleted Western Kenya soils

The chron­ic­ally acidic soils of West­ern Kenya has meant end­less woes to the farm­ers in the area, but a new method of ap­ply­ing lime to the tired soils is chan­ging for­tunes and re­kind­ling hope to thou­sands of farm­ers who had aban­doned farm­ing. In 2008, Isaac Ochi­eng Ok­wangi from Nyangera, Siaya har­ves­ted just two 90kg bags …

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