Birds of a Feather Flock Together at Kimana

Birds. A picture of the superb starling on a bird feeder at Ambokili Farm in Kimana, Kajiado County. The bird is perched on the bird feeder on one of the trees in Ambokili Farm.

As Ambokili Farm pursues its mission of restoring degraded land, one of the key focus areas is increasing biodiversity in the semi-arid land of Kimana, Kajiado County, Kenya. By embracing sustainable, organic agriculture, plant and wildlife conservation, Ambokili Farm not only cultivates crops but sustains life. Here, in this carefully curated ecosystem, the laughter of […]

Can you Have Good Mental Health with Inadequate Food and Poor Nutrition

A picture of a male worker at Ambokili Farm inspecting a maize stalk in the field. It is a symbol of how food and nutrition contribute to good mental health.

As May dawns upon us, casting a spotlight on mental health awareness, we are compelled to ponder a fundamental question: Can one truly attain good mental health amidst inadequate food and poor nutrition? The answer, rooted in science and experience, resonates with clarity – the nourishment of the mind is inexorably entwined with the sustenance […]

Regenerative Agriculture: The Future of Farming

A picture of a farmer on Ambokili Farm. She is tending to the crops. The picture has the words- Regenerative agriculture is transforming Kimana, Kajiado.

Regenerative agriculture is an innovative farming approach aimed at enhancing and revitalising the ecosystem. It goes beyond merely reducing the impact of agriculture on the environment; it actively improves soil health, increases biodiversity, and supports the ecosystem. By focusing on soil health, regenerative agriculture can increase biodiversity, improve water cycles, and build resilient agricultural systems […]

Impact of Animal Agriculture on Climate Change

A picture on picture of 2 hooves of a domestic animal standing on wet brown soil. The background is degraded land with hoof prints all over. The picture is a symbolisation of the contribution of animal agriculture on climate change.

Animal agriculture is a significant driver of climate change, contributing notably to greenhouse gas emissions, deforestation, water and air pollution, and biodiversity loss. The sector is responsible for approximately 16.5% of global anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions, rivalling the emissions from all global transportation. This impact is mainly due to the methane produced by enteric fermentation […]

The Crucial Role of Pollinators in Organic Farming

A photo of a beehive at Ambokili Farm- Housing one of the world's greatest pollinators- bees.

Pollinators are fundamental to the success of organic farming, not only aiding in the production of a wide array of crops but also promoting biodiversity and ecosystem health. These creatures, including bees, butterflies, birds, and bats, are responsible for transferring pollen from one flower to another, thus facilitating the reproductive process of plants. This natural […]

Avocado Trees Care Practices in Semi-Arid Regions

A photo collage with different avocados, some whole some cut and some avocado trees.

Avocado trees, known for their lush, nutrient-rich fruit, can thrive even in semi-arid climates when given proper care. Ambokili Farm, a leader in transforming challenging terrains into flourishing organic ecosystems, employs specific techniques to cultivate these valuable trees. This blog details the best practices for avocado tree care in semi-arid regions, drawing on Ambokili Farm’s […]

GMOs in Agriculture Remain a Critical and Widely Debated Topic. Why?

A photo of 2 maize cobs with the upper maize cob spelling GMOs from rotten maize grains

The concept and application of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in agriculture has fundamentally changed how crops are cultivated across the globe. The groundwork for GMO technology was laid when Herbert Boyer and Stanley Cohen created the first genetically engineered (recombinant) DNA. In 1982, the first GMO approved for commercial use was Humulin, insulin produced by genetically […]

Nutritional Security: The Unseen Wealth of Organic Produce

A pictue showing different varieties of seeds and cereals showing how Ambokili Farm is contributing to nutritional security and how organic produce is superior in terms of nutrition

Approximately 2.4 billion individuals, largely women and residents of rural areas, did not have consistent access to nutritious, safe, and sufficient food in 2022. Child malnutrition is still alarmingly high. In 2021, 22.3% (148.1 million) children were stunted, 6.8% (45 million) were wasted, and 5.6% (37 million) were overweight. The global nutritional status, as reported […]

The Power of Organic Produce: Disease Prevention

A photo of sprouting plants at Ambokili Farm to symbolise their message on the power of organic foods in disease prevention

In a world where chronic diseases are on the rise, the quest for sustainable solutions has never been more urgent. At the heart of this search lies a simple, yet profoundly transformative approach: nurturing healthy food. Ambokili Farm, located in the semi-arid lands of Kimana, Kajiado County, Kenya, a testament to the power of organic […]

Bridging Sustainable Agriculture and Public Health: The Ambokili Farm Model

A picture of a worker at Ambokili Farm explaining about crops on the farm. The picture is used to symbolise organic farming and explain the role of sustainable agriculture in public health.

In the heart of Kimana, Kajiado county, Kenya, lies an oasis of hope and transformation where the synergy between sustainable agriculture and public health is vividly demonstrated. Ambokili Farm, an epitome of organic farming and permaculture, is at the forefront of transforming semi-arid terrains into self-sustaining, biodiverse ecosystems. This transformation is not just about enhancing […]