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: