Sustainable agriculture means growing food in ways which sustain the soil, minimize water and fertilizer use, protect biodiversity and enhance farmers’ livelihoods.
PRI Kenya aims to be the leading national provider of sustainable produce/products. Our Community Permaculture & Regenerative Enterprise Programme took off in late 2013 which takes an innovative approach to development, combining permaculture and entrepreneurship. We work with local partners on food security and sustainable livelihoods through training in permaculture and enterprise skills alongside offering group development training such as leadership, gender and group dynamics. In addition to the programmes we already have in place, we are championing smallholder farmers, the mainstreaming of sustainable agriculture, and the elimination of deforestation from supply chains.
The widespread adoption of sustainable agriculture is crucial if we are to feed over 9 billion people without depleting the planet’s natural resources. Sustainable farming methods have the potential to increase yields considerably, mitigate the effects of climate change and provide economic and social benefits to farmers, their families, and the surrounding communities.
The conversion of forests into agricultural plantations is one the major causes of deforestation. Sourcing sustainably helps secure our supplies, and reduces risk and volatility in our raw material supply chains. It also opens up opportunities for innovation: by focusing on people’s sustainable living needs and consumer preference, we build stronger brands. Sustainable farming methods can also improve the quality of our products, such as our coffee, honey, nutritional powders, oils, jam, seeds, seed trays, shade nets and etc.
Description A root pruning container is an aid to the cultivation of young plants and trees in nurseries. Many pot designs train the roots. One example is a truncated plastic cone in which a seedling is planted. There is a drainage hole at the bottom and the main tap root tends to grow towards this. […]
Description Fair Trade refers to the system of buying and selling goods and commodities in a way which the local producers and communities involved in the growth and production of the commodity are honored and paid a fair wage. Fair trade also may include policies that honor the local natural environment involved in the production, […]
Description Prickly pear (Opuntia) a cactus plant, introduced to Kenya and originally from Mexico, is now an invasive species in Northern Kenya. Laikipia Permaculture Centre (LPC) in partnership with PRI Kenya is working with the Samburu women of Twala and Naatum Cultural Women’s Groups using sustainable practices to harvest the spiny, but nutritious purple/red […]
Description Moringa Oleifera holds the most potential as a food source to address nutritional deficiencies and improve the health of our farmers and their families. Moringa can also be processed and sold in local and export markets as a source of income for the community. Help us to plant 5,000 more Moringa trees, increase the […]
Description Food grade diatomaceous earth (DE) is a gentle abrasive that’s also highly absorbent, and it’s almost entirely made of silica – an important component of human ligaments, cartilage, and musculature. This unique resume makes DE one of the cheapest and most versatile health products on the market. Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth: Human Benefits […]
Description Ark of Food and Nutrition Security/Sovereignty (AFANSO) aims at establishing nutrition secure communities in Kibwezi and environs. We focus on Permaculture – holistic human settlements, nutrition education, the three pillars of food and nutrition security (Food production, food availability and food accessibility) we are establishing a hup – Permaculture demonstration site in Kibwezi […]
Description Baobab oil is the natural choice for healthy skin. Baobab oil is an excellent skin moisturizer, which absorbs quickly into the skin without clogging pores. It leaves the skin feeling soft and moisturized. Baobab oil contains Omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids which contribute towards maintaining a healthy skin. How we make our […]