The current situation exposes a failed food system in which government supports industrial agriculture over small scale farmers who produce a bulk of the food consumed by Kenyans and constitute 30% of Kenya’s farming population. Industrial Agriculture has disastrous consequences for the environment, for local farmers, consumers and the overall food system.
Greenpeace Africa calls on the government of Kenya to adopt a food system where all farmers and consumers benefit from the diversity of produce grown sustainability in a safe and healthy manner. Sustainability grown food is guaranteed through ecological farming – a farming practice which combines indigenous knowledge, modern science and innovation with respect for nature and biodiversity. It ensures healthy farming and healthy food. It protects the soil, water and the climate. It does not contaminate the environment with chemical inputs. It places farmers, consumers and producers, not corporations at its very heart.”
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