The researchers of FiBL (Research Institute of Organic Agriculture) have shown that in Kenya organic farming systems perform much better than conventional ones; the yields were comparable but the profitability of organic production was 1.3 to 4.1 times higher after 5 years compared to conventional production.

Organic farming in sub-Saharan Africa is productive, economically viable and resource-conserving

A long-term study in Kenya shows that maize yields and nutrient uptake in the organic farming systems are quite similar to conventional systems. Due to premium prices, organic systems are more profitable for farmers than conventional ones. The study was carried out by the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) in close cooperation with partners in Kenya.