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Regenerative Agriculture (Kenya)


Titre : Regenerative Agriculture (Kenya)

Pays  : Kenya
Localisation : County Governments of Embu and Tharaka-Nithi.

Date/Durée : 2022 -2025

The first phase of the regenerative agriculture project ran from July 2020 to October 2021 in Embu County. Through training 50 farmer groups, each with 200 members, the project increased production and incomes, and boosted the resilience of 10,000 farmers in Embu through regenerative agricultural practices that improved soil health and food security in the face of climate change.

Between 2022 and 2025, the project is scaling up the uptake of regenerative agriculture in Embu as well as in Tharaka-Nithi. A total of 50,000 smallholder farmers will be trained in regenerative agricultural practices to boost their productivity, climate resilience, food security and incomes.

VBAs will continue to be a key feature of the project with Farm Africa training 250 VBAs across the counties. The training will cover post-harvest handling, storage, home garden establishment, VBA business models and agribusiness acumen. Through a kitchen garden initiative, Farm Africa will support farmers to grow more fruit and vegetables at home for their families to consume.

Access to finance will also be improved for VBAs, as well as for smallholders and agribusinesses that adopt regenerative agriculture techniques.

The project will also build the capacity of local and national governments in developing policies on the promotion of regenerative agriculture. We will influence research institutions to adopt regenerative agriculture best practices, as well as input distributors at a commercial level.

Partenaires  : Other collaborative institutions include KALRO, CROPNUT, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, tertiary institutions, aggregators, digital technology providers, financial services providers, seed companies and markets.

Financement : IKEA Foundation through AGRA.

Farm Africa

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