Sometimes courageous solutions come from the unexpected. The government of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh has announced the abolition of chemical fertilizers and pesticides. As early as 2024, farmers are to use only biological methods to make their land fertile and combat pests. Six million farmers must learn Zero Budget Natural Farming by then.
In Kenya, a majority of rural households depend directly or indirectly on agriculture, mainly through subsistence farming. But pressure on land is increasing in rural areas, as demand for settlement space, area to produce food and grow cash crops is growing resulting in land scarcity. In Kakamega, Kenya’s second most populous county after Nairobi, the average land size per family currently sits at just 1.5 acres.