We believe soil is a key resource
Empowering farmers to make informed decisions about soil fertility management will increase yields and reduce costs.
Smallholder farmers dwell on their soil to make a living. For every tonne of maize about 20 kg of nitrogen (N) is removed. If these nutrients are unreplenished soil fertility levels will decline. At present soil fertility levels in rural Africa are decreasing at an unpreceded speed of more than 20 kg N/ha/y. SoilCares Foundation believes that at the end it is only the one that works the land can change the vicious circle of soil fertility loss, declining yields and persisting poverty. Therefore, SoilCares Foundation creates an enabling environment of smallholder farmers to improve their performance; for their livelihoods and for the sustainability of the planet.
“I am happy with SoilCares Services, from the support they give to farmers and the way they answer our questions, indeed they Care"Robert Mutuma Moria / Horticulture farmer, Meru County, Kenya
Our experts that show impact
SoilCares Foundation aims to create lasting impact for smallholder farmers in developing countries. Yet, impact is determined by many factors, both intended and unintended. Therefore, SoilCares Foundation determines the impact of our interventions at farmers level, and beyond.
Surveys to measure the impact of the Scanner on farmers livelihoods
Monitoring and evaluation is about being clear about what you do and what you achieve. SoilCares Foundation performs random surveys on the impact of the Scanner on farmers livelihoods and coping strategies. Surveys are performed throughout the growing season, next to group discussions and farm interviews.
Pierre van Hedel joins SoilCares Foundation’s Board
Pierre van Hedel, former director of Rabobank Foundation, explains how AgroCares’ solutions can contribute to reaching out to smallholder farmers, so they can sustainably produce more food.
AgroCares talks about creating impact among smallholder farmers with Pierre van Hedel, retired director of Rabobank Foundation, with a vast international experience of working for Rabobank and Rabobank Foundation. Pierre has recently joined SoilCares Foundation’s Board. He shares his views on the urgency to sustainably produce more food and why smallholder farmers are key.Read more
Twenty eager-to-learn participants joined our first training in Eldoret
After several successful trainings in Nairobi and Nakuru, on 12th of July the SoilCares Foundation organized its first soil fertility training in Eldoret, Kenya. The training was attended by 20 eager-to-learn participants and resulted in very lively discussion about the importance of soil fertility. The training was organized in collaboration with Ampath Kenya.Read more
Enthusiastic participants at the first soil fertility training in Kampala
After many successful trainings in Kenya, 8th of February was time for the first soil fertility training in Kampala, Uganda. The training was attended by 7 eager to learn participants. The training was organized by SoilCares foundation in collaboration with AgroCares.Read more