The major contributing factors to the low quantity and quality of organic vegetables in East Africa include low yielding varieties, limited availability of proven bio-pesticides, limited or lack of integrated soil fertility management, low knowledge of site-specific cropping systems, and limited evaluation of performance of organic agriculture systems. The focus here was to develop methodologies and strengthen the capacity for addressing product quality in organic vegetable chains through soil capacity parameters.

Challenging the idea that small farms in Africa are not productive

Organic technologies that improve soil fertility