The Hungarian government has established an organic Water Retainer solution plant in Kirinyaga County aimed at enhancing water storage.
The plant is expected to in turn increase yield and crop health in rain-fed cultivation in the larger Mt. Kenya region.
Experts say the technology will also reduce cases of soil degradation as well as regulate soil water balance ensuring endurance of crops during dry weather patterns.
This is a huge step forward towards achieving food security with the organic water retainer plant expected to not only scale up water harvesting but also increase yield.
Over-reliance on rain fed agriculture coupled to erratic weather conditions have been the bane of farmers for eons that has seen Government intensify irrigation efforts.
The organic water retainer innovation is part of an agricultural cooperation between Kenya and Hungary.
The Embassy of Hungary plans to set up a demonstration farm in Mwea that will act as a catalyst for cooperation between the Kenya and Hungary. This move is expected to revolutionize irrigation and farming in Kenya, setting a benchmark for organic agriculture in the East-African region.