I had the privilege of working as the Corteva food security fellow based in Eldoret in Western Kenya for the last six months.
As we travelled through Western Kenya training farmers on the biology and management of fall armyworm in maize, we have learned that farmers are resorting to a variety of control methods. Some are “traditional” methods such as use of soil, fertilizer
Soybean, most commonly grown in North America, South America, and Asia, has only gained limited adoption in Africa. Although its production is increasing in some African countries such as Nigeria and South Africa, very small acreage is planted to soy
At 80 per cent, small scale farmers with fewer than two acres of land, make up the clear majority of Westerns Kenya’s farming community.
In collaboration with AMPATH, we initiated training for small-scale farmers in Western Kenya to educate them on the biology and management of fall armyworm, which causes significant maize yield losses in Africa.