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MCC partner Utooni Development Organization is working to improve food security for smallholder farmers in the Machakos, Makueni and Kajiado counties in Kenya through Conservation Agriculture.

Agriculture in arid and semi-arid lands of Machakos, Makueni and Kajiado counties in Kenya depends on rainfall. Keeping crops properly watered has always been a challenge in these regions, and recently has been intensified by climate change.

The project uses three main principles: minimal soil disturbance, soil cover, and crop rotation. Conservation agriculture reverses soil degradation, builds up soil fertility and reduces soil erosion and leaching.

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