Transforming Lives through Conservation Agriculture
May 6, 2022
The lives of more than 2,000 households in Tharaka Nithi have been radically transformed by adoption of Conservation Agriculture (CA). Their enhanced food security has improved their livelihoods, boosted their family incomes, and empowered women.
The Executive Director of CFGB was on a 2-day field visit to the three wards in the county to gain first hand experience of the implementation and transformation impact of the Conservation Agriculture project in the county.
The NCCK is in consultation with the Canadian Foodgrains Bank and The United Church of Canada (UCC), on the feasibility of expanding the project to other wards in Tharaka Nithi, and upscaling to other counties.
Implemented in Tharaka Nithi county, CA is a food security project aimed at enhancing agricultural and food value chains development, enhancing market access and advocating for improved coherence, coordination and accountability on food security matters and food safety.
The project was initiated in 2016 and is reaching 23,000 individuals clustered in 3901 households. It is funded by CFGB through UCC.