CAN distribution in Kenya
At the beginning of April, Agrics Kenya distributed the ordered bags of CAN fertilizer to smallholder farmers. CAN, which stands for Calcium Ammonium Nitrate, is used as a so called 'top dress'; when the maize plants have reached knee height, another round of fertilizer is added to optimalize the eventual outcomes. Certified seeds and fertilizer help farmers improve their harvests significantly. In times of continuing drought for example, the use of these agricultural inputs make all the difference.