Mobilising Youth to Tackle Soil Degradation

Chief Technical Officer of GeoNAREM, Steve Kibet tells Farming First how he has managed to mobilise young people to take action against soil degradation in Kenya. This blog was part of FF's partnership with Young Professionals for Agricultural Development (YPARD) of which Steve is a member. My grandmother would sit us by the fireside after a long day of looking after her livestock. She would tell us how she used to plant crops; there was no use of organic fertilizer, just removing vegetation cover by slashing and planting the crops using hoes. There was little disturbance to the soil structure. The cover material would protect the soil from water erosion, which is the main type of erosion in

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