Conservation Agriculture is achieved through Minimum soil disturbance, Permanent soil cover and Crop Rotation & Association
Utooni Development / Our Work / Conservation Agriculture
The ultimate goal of the project is to improve food security and sustainable livelihoods for small holder farming households in Machakos, Makueni and Kajiado counties.
ACHIEVEMENTS SO FAR
- 6307 farmers have been recruited and trained on CA principles, of this 1602 are male and 4705 are females.
- 5637 farmers are practicing 2/3 CA principles with 1289 being males and 4347 being females.
- The total acreage under CA is 1375 acres. 75% of the farmers have increased their acreage from ¼ acres to over ½ an acre.
- 102 Village Saving and Loaning Associations (VSLA) have been formed with 3145 farmers, 766 are males and 2379 females with a revolving fund of 3 to 3.5M. The benefits associated with VSLA include paying school fees, buying food, poultry and other livestock, buying farm inputs and meeting other family needs.
- 9 aggregation centres have been formed and linked with potential buyers, both local and regional.
- 12 policy and advocacy forums have been held and 9 policy champion farmers trained to push for policies that promote climate smart technologies at county levels.
- 12 field days have been conducted where 3145 farmers attended. CA information was disseminated and more linkages created.
A farmer from Vinya wa Ngomano cluster, Kavuthu location, Makueni County on her Conservation Agriculture plot with sorghum inter cropped with pigeon peas.
Joyce is from Mbande Uimi wi Kindu cluster, Kwa Kavisi location, Makueni County with her Conservation Agriculture farm covered by dolichos lablab
MEET OUR PARTNERS
Canadian Food Grains Bank (CFGB)
Our goal is a world without hunger.
We work toward this goal by: providing food in times of crisis for hungry people in the developing world; helping people grow more food to better feed themselves and their families; and providing nutritional support to malnourished people with a focus on pregnant and breastfeeding mothers and young children.
We also advocate for public policies that enable families and communities to better feed themselves, and look for ways to engage and educate Canadians about global hunger.
Mennonite Central Committee (MCC)
MCC is a global, nonprofit organization that strives to share God’s love and compassion for all through relief, development and peace.
As an Anabaptist organization, we strive to make peace a part of everything we do. When responding to disasters we work with local groups to distribute resources in ways that minimize conflict. In our development work we plan with community and church groups to make sure the projects meet their needs. And we advocate for policies that will lead to a more peaceful world.