CROP NUTRITION LABORATORY SERVICES

The overall objective of the project is to establish commercially viable, evidence-based and technology-supported farming advisory services to small farmers in the pyrethrum value chain, generating a sustainable yield and income increase at smallholder level.

The project

The project aims to restore the profitability of smallholder coffee farming, make smallholder coffee farmers more resilient to climate change, reduce the ecological footprint of coffee washing and improve food security among smallholder households. 

With support from AgriFI, the project aims to:

  • Introduce an integrated advisory service including a physical agri-clinic and a digital solution based on local soil data, satellite data, crop models and real-time weather forecasts.
  • Support 5,000 pyrethrum farmers (2,000 existing and 3,000 new farmers) to improve their income, generating a revenue of €535 per year on average from 0.5 acre of pyrethrum.
  • Establish 1,010 hectares under climate smart agriculture with drought resistant pyrethrum through promoting good agronomical practices and advisory services.
  • Improve food and nutrition through promoting mixed farming and providing practical advice to smallholder farmers.
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IN BRIEF

Sector

Agriculture

Smallholders reached

5000

Jobs created

Support 5,000 farmers (2,000 existing and 3,000 new farmers)

Acres under climate smart agriculture

1,010 hectares

Counties