Low-Till Farming in Drought-Ridden Kenya




The Global Food Industry

In Kenya low-till farming means more food and jobs

May, 2017 – Over 10,000 small-scale farmers in Kenya’s semi-arid counties are practicing low-till farming. Also called zero-till farming, the land is not ploughed, instead seeds are slotted into largely undisturbed soil. The system is part of a suite of farming techniques known as “conservation agriculture” and it is now gaining popularity in Kenya among small-scale farmers trying to deal with the drought.

Reuters has published a feature article explaining how it not only helps farmers grow more crops with less water but is creating jobs. More than 1,500 people have been trained in Kenya to handle the special equipment used in low-till farming. Read at:

Kenya’s parched farmers stop ploughing – but harvest more food and jobs