The Conservation Agriculture Project began in 2016 as a collaboration between the National Council of Churches Kenya (NCCK) in partnership with Canadian Food Grains Bank, and the United Church of Canada.
Tharaka Nithi is a county in Kenya that suffers perennial food insecurity.
Most farmers are reduced to subsistence farming and scrape for survival due to low levels of disposable income.
The main causes of this are:
- Drought and poor soil conservation
- Reduced soil quality
- Poor post harvest handling facilities and skills
- Inadequate access to quality farm inputs
- Inadequate agricultural extension services