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CMAP exists as part of a wider movement in Kenya to enable (strengthen) farming families in western Kenya to live healthy and fulfilled lives by providing high quality training and education in sustainable agriculture and related issues
Community Mobilization Against Poverty, CMAP, is a Kenyan grassroots non-profit organization that specializes in community based farmer training and adaptive research aimed at helping farmers to respond to their food security and soil/crop productivity challenges. The organization targets communities of smallholder farmers in Trans-Nzoia County and -Lugari Sub County. The organization activities are mostly supported by our UK based donor, the Tudor Trust.
Development and dissemination of realistic options for soil and crop productivity improvement form the core area of focus of CMAP s adaptive research and extension programs. Since its inception in 2005, CMAP’s adaptive research program has succeeded in developing a variety of promising component technologies with the help of farmer input and collaboration. The organization has also made progress in helping farmers to attempt to integrate the technologies into their production systems.CMAP emphasizes a knowledge-based approach, focused on the strategic management and utilization of organic and inorganic inputs, as well as use of adapted varieties, improved agronomic practices and crop diversification. CMAP trains farmers on the principles underlying biological soil fertility management as well as on specific technologies that can help them to increase crop production. CMAP follows up initial work-shop based training by facilitating farmers to conduct verification trials where farmers experiment with specific technologies or practices. Experimental learning helps farmers to internalize technical knowledge as well as providing farmers with the opportunity to screen specific technologies ability to perform on their own farms
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