25.06.2018

In Kenya, a combination of minimum-tillage, integration of cover crops and application of compost (see picture) have increased soil health, resulting in increased drought tolerance and crop yields. The Programme succeeded in protecting and rehabilitating more than 100,000 ha of agricultural land. It aims to achieve a total of 280,000 ha of rehabilitated land by 2022.

GREEN INNOVATION CENTRES
Generating a sustainable food supply for an increasing world population requires agricultural innovation. The Federal Government has therefore set up 15 Green Innovation Centres for the agriculture and food sector: 14 in African countries and one in India. The project promotes sustainable, climate-adapted production and processing methods that protect natural resources. In Cameroon, for instance, the Green Innovation Centre supports  Farmer Field School for the reduction of pesticides and has trained 3,000 smallholders in the use of ecological practices. Therefore, last year, 80 farmer companies were able to produce seven tons of certified organic cocoa beans.