African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6848

Full Length Research Paper

The impact of organic fertilizer on maize, field beans, and cabbages within the agricultural landscape of Kenya: An assessment of efficacy on sustainable development goals

Eunsung Lee
  • Eunsung Lee
  • Centre on International Development Cooperation, Hyndai Research Institute, Korea.
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Ibrahim Tirimba Ondabu
  • Ibrahim Tirimba Ondabu
  • Department of Accounting and Finance, KCA University, Nairobi, Kenya.
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  •  Received: 28 July 2023
  •  Accepted: 24 April 2024
  •  Published: 31 May 2024

Abstract

The study aimed to address the reduced production in agriculture and offer better opportunities to farmers for a sustainable future through organic farming aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals. Data were collected on the growth performance and yield of three crops (cabbage, field beans, and maize) from six sites: Mau Narok, Mwea, Limuru, Molo, and Njabini, between April and October, 2017. The results of the study were presented in tables and figures, with the figures being pictorial representations. The findings suggest a positive effect of Eco-see 100 on both plant growth and yield for the evaluated crops. Given the consistency of these results across the testing sites, the use of Eco-see 100 as a soil amendment for crop production in Kenya is recommended. This offers a promising solution through organic farming to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

Key words: Famine, organic agriculture, food security, Eco-see 100.