Western Canada

Jun 6, 2019 by George Lubberts

Conservation Agriculture in Kenya: An Agronomist reflects

It was in such a mindset that I visited Kenya last fall and visited projects supported by Canadian Foodgrains Bank and World Renew in the Scaling-Up Conservation Agriculture in East Africa program. Farmers in Kenya face many challenges that are similar to farmers in western Canada, where I practice agronomy. For example, prices of inputs are high. Land is expensive and difficult to obtain. Yields are dependent on rainfall. Weeds and insect pests reduce yields. Wind and rain cause soil erosion.