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.
Understanding the importance of soil testing
The main objective of the training was to give the participants a basic understanding of soil science and its application in agriculture. During this one-day fertility training, the importance and understanding of soil testing was discussed with the participants.
Rich discussions in a lively atmosphere
Service providers, government civil servants and NGO leaders involved in agriculture joined the training. Trainers Florent Mournetas & Daniel Masika about the event: “Having such a mixed group of participants from the Ministry of Agriculture, Ampath, GIZ and DigiFarm allowed really rich discussions during the training. The atmosphere was lively, and people not only learned from the trainers but also from each other. Overall, the participants very much appreciated the training and found the materials and methods very useful.”
Better fertilizer use generates a higher income for farmers
After the training, the participants evaluated the training and gave suggestions for improvement. One of the key messages they brought home was the importance of soil analysis, and how it can generate higher income for farmers thanks to better fertilizer use. Their main suggestion is to provide more and longer trainings on soil testing. They hope to have continuous trainings on soil science and fertility.
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