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The Mini Pack Method (Year 2000 Text)

Smallholders pin their hopes on modern fertilizers

It is barely 4 years since Florence Apiyo first heard about the Sustainable Community-Oriented Development Programme (SCODP). Before then this farmer in the Kenyan village of Nyamwaga had barely been able to feed her family. She did have enough land, and her 5 children helped with the heavy work in the fields. But despite good rainfall the yields remained low. The soil was so leached-out after 2 crops a year that it simply yielded too little. Continue reading The Mini Pack Method (Year 2000 Text)