Kenyan farmers cut tilling to raise yields, store carbon

AlertNet: In the west Kenyan village of Siilila, 27-year-old Geoffrey Wanjala and other members of his farmers' group are trying out a way of working the land that avoids ploughing and releasing the carbon dioxide stored in the soil. So far it is also cutting their costs and boosting yields. Traditionally, farmers across Kenya till their land at least twice before planting, then weed it after their seeds have germinated. But the new method, known as conservation agriculture, aims to leave the land in its......

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