In the past three years, COSDEP directly improved the lives of 703 farmers and through them another 3,515 community members.
A total of 35, 000 farmers have been reached and trained, 80% of these trained farmers are actively practicing organic farming. Two thirds of these farmers have also been involved in exchange visits as a way of promoting knowledge and information exchange among farmers in other areas.
A successful adoption ensures that the know-how is internalized in the community for further spread among the farmers meaning that they can uphold the system for as long as they practice farming, without a compromise on yield and the quality of food, soil health and natural environment.
Cost effectiveness: Ksh4,280 (or €32,63) is spent per farmer in the past three years (this includes overhead costs).
The COSDEP team is well equipped with skills and knowledge about agro-ecological methods and they have conducted many field excursions, trainings and exchange visits to different organisations.
The team includes:
75 small-scale tea farmers and their families enjoy sufficient and nutritious food through increased income from kitchen gardening. COSDEP trains and equips these farmers with skills and knowledge on cultivating kitchen gardens – a practice proven to contribute to food security and a healthy environment.