How Conservation Agriculture Could Solve Food Insecurity in Arid & Semi-Arid Lands

Over three quarters of Kenya’s land is classified as arid or semi-arid (ASALs) with 20% of this having high to middle potential for agriculture. The sector relies heavily on rainfall which often than not is not consistent. Current food production levels cannot meet demand due to among other factors, conversion of prime agricultural land to other uses and the changing size and patterns of our population. There is a need to find ways of utilizing these lands that are considered unproductive due to insufficient rain….