Enhancing Ecologically Resilient Food Security through Innovative Farming Systems in the Semi-Arid Midlands of Kenya
To enhance the resilience of the farming systems in the semi-arid Eastern Province of Kenya, we are employing a participatory process to partner with farmers to evaluate agricultural and livestock practices, and to facilitate the adoption of optimal processes. We aim to enhance food and nutrition security by understanding existing systems, adopting appropriate practices, increasing household use of high-value traditional crops, and increasing smallholder farmers’ participation in local and external markets. Through these goals, this project aims to contribute to a better informed policy making process and to see the implementation of effective food security policies and agricultural innovation.
Project Leader: Gordon Hickey
Project Co-Researchers: John G. Galaty, Timothy Allan Johns
Associated Research Themes: Livelihoods and Food Sovereignty