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Soil Sampling: A Community-Focused Solution to Quality Improvement

Posted May 17, 2021 in From the Field

For most smallholder farmers, the largest production cost is farm inputs. In Kenya, smallholder coffee farmers working with Sucafina Kenya (Kenyacof/Kahawa Bora) wanted to improve yields by applying inputs with more precision. Sucafina collaborated with smallholders in Kenya to create a soil sampling program that gives farmers more information about their soil. With knowledge of the specific nutrient-deficiencies in their fields, farmers can maximize input efficacy, lowering their production costs while maintaining or improving their harvest.

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