Is climate-smart farming a way out of food insecurity in EA?
Monday January 5 2015
A tractor-pulled machine sprinkles lime at Kapsuswa farm in Uasin Gishu County to reduce the soil acidity. Soil acidity is said to destroy soil fertility. PHOTO | FILE
To a group of organisations led by FAO, East Africa stands a better chance of addressing the challenges of climate change and soil damage by embracing synthetic fertilisers.
Civil society cites the collapse of the “green revolution” in Malawi in its argument that the world stands a better chance of feeding itself more sustainably by embracing a farming system that naturally replenishes soil fertility.