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Farming for Biodiversity
Manor House Agricultural Centre
Biointensive Agriculture (BIA) technology targets challenges of climate change. Over 70% farmers in Kenya are Small-scale farmers practicing conventional farming and use fertilizers. This is unsustainable and produces most greenhouse gases causing high temperatures and low soil P.H. which have adversely reduced yields of maize and beans thus threatening food security in Trans-Nzoia County with poverty at 56.70% and unemployment at 50%. Due to recent drought, farmers are cultivating riparian land for food resulting in silting and rivers pollution. Biointensive Agriculture is the solution. It produces 2-4 times more food, improves nutrition, promotes biodiversity and conserve environment by limiting greenhouse gases, removing carbon from the atmosphere and turning it into the soil through compost and planted trees and ensure sustainable use of natural resources.