Rabobank publishes interview with SoilCares Foundation about results of project in Kenya
Rabobank Foundation interviewed Christy van Beek, director of SoilCares Foundation, about the first positive results of the Scanning for Success project in Kenya. The article highlights the value of the soil information and fertilisation advice that the Scanner provides. It also points out the difficulty of adopting this new technology and doing things differently.
Christy van Beek, Managing Director SoilCares Foundation: “With some farmers it takes more time to implement soil improvement. Gaining knowledge about your soil via a scanner is the first step. The question is then: what am I going to do with it?”
Mid 2016 the Rabobank Foundation decided to support the SoilCares Foundation with the implementation of the first 165 Soil Scanners in Kenya. The aim of the project is to increase the livelihoods of smallholder farmers and to stimulate local entrepreneurship. The distribution of the Soil Scanners started in January 2017.