July 23, 2010 Growing food in a region facing climate change has many daily challenges for its residents. In parts of eastern Africa this is compounded by deforestation, which has led to water run-off and erosion. The soils health has greatly diminished which has led to crop failure for many.
Through a program overseen by the Swedish Cooperative Centre, several communities in Kenya have learned how to rebuild the organic matter in their eroded soil in order to grow food. Some of the methods that have positive results: adding manure, building retention ditches, constructing a dam with a water-gate, and planting nitrogen fixing plants.
Many great sustainable agriculture methods are shared and you can see the positive results in the short video.
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