Drop in soil infertility threatens low food production in Kenya

By Christine Kamau 

The future of the food basket in Kenya, is on the rocks, following scientific research which shows a drop in soil fertility due to overuse by farmers and floods, which washes away top layer soil.

Speaking during the opening of the annual Soil Science Society of East Africa, SSEA, conference, Charles Warria from Kenya Market Trust, said that manufacturers are going to provide farmers with lime mixed in fertilizers to improve soil’s quality.

Kalro Director-General Dr Eliud Kireger added researchers are coming together to find practical solutions to deal with climate change, drought and desertification, as well as reverse, increased land degradation.