Soil fertility regeneration in Kenya
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Agriculture plays a major role in the Kenyan economy, ensuring that the country is self-sufficient in food, generating income, earning foreign exchange and providing raw materials for the industrial sector. However, soil fertility is declining across the country, affecting many regions with varying biophysical and agronomic characteristics. This chapter describes the developments in soil fertility management in three regions of medium and high agricultural potential. Its focus is on the adoption of new soil fertility management techniques, in particular the use of compost and double dug beds, and their contribution to sustainable farming.