Title REPORT | Fostering Economic Resilience. The Financial Benefits of Ecological Farming in Kenya and Malawi
Contributor Greenpeace Africa
Content The evidence in this report suggests that it is more profitable for small-scale farmers in Africa to practise ecological farming that uses no chemical pesticides or fertilisers than it is to use chemicals. Presenting the results of new fieldwork in Malawi and Kenya, this report shows that farmers practising agroforestry (involving the use of natural ‘fertiliser trees’
instead of chemical fertilisers) and ‘Push-Pull’ technology, which eliminates the need for chemical pesticides) achieve higher incomes and yields than those practising chemical-intensive agriculture.
Year Published 2015
Language English
Link http://tinyurl.com/o76tqyh