Zero Two Heroes Ltd is conceived out of the idea that when two people or more come together, it is easier to achieve progress. We strive to create food security through involvement of community stakeholders in the dynamic environment that we live in.
Every day, we continue to demonstrate that, out of this idea, unproductive areas can be transformed into high yielding food basket areas and thus improving the livelihood and landscapes of our people
“Regenerative Agriculture” is a conservation and rehabilitation approach to food and farming system. It
focuses on topsoil regeneration, increasing Biodiversity, improving water cycle, enhancing ecosystem services,
supporting bio- sequestration , increasing resilience to climate change and strengthening the health and vitality of farm soil
5 Principles of Regenerative Agriculture.
The 5 Principles are as follows:
- Reduced/No tilling Farming Practices. Don’t disturb the soil. Limit mechanical, chemical, and physical disturbance of the soil. Tillage destroys soil structure. Fewer disruptions to soil allows more diverse soil microbes that provide better soil structure for plants to grow.
- Cover cropping. Keep the soil surface covered at all times. Bare soil is an anomaly, nature always works to cover the soil. Providing a natural “coat of armor” protects the soil from wind and water erosion while providing food and habitat for macro and micro-organisms.
- Increase Diversity.Strive for diversity of both plant and animal species. Grasses, forbs, legumes, and shrubs all live and thrive in harmony with each other. Some have shallow roots, some deep, some fibrous, some tap. Some are high-carbon, some are low-carbon, some are legumes. Each of them plays a role in maintaining soil health.
- Living roots. Maintain Living Roots in the soil as long as possible throughout the year. When you see green growing plants any time of year it is a sign of living roots. Those living roots are feeding soil biology by providing its basic food source: carbon. This biology, in turn, fuels the nutrient cycle that feeds plants.
- Integrate animals. Nature does not function without animals. The grazing of plants stimulates the plants to pump more carbon into the soil. This drives nutrient cycling by feeding biology. If you want a healthy functioning ecosystem on your farm or ranch, you must provide a home and habitat for not only farm animals but pollinators, predator insects, earthworms, and all of the microbiology that drive ecosystem function
Other Practices in Regenerative agriculture that help manage and improve soil fertility Include Managed Grazing, Crop Rotation, Composting, Agroforestry and Agro-silvopasture systems
Commercial Crops Production
We provide capacity building and extension services to grow varieties of high value commercial crops, seed maize, seed beans, legumes, pastures, horticulture, herbs and spices. Maize and legumes represents the most important staple foods in Kenya. Zero Two Heroes Limited provides guidance on availability of of hybrid certified seeds and other farm recommended farm inputs suitable for different agro-ecological regions in Kenya.
Zero Two Heroes Ltd brings global large-scale farming experience to enhance best practice methods in the field. Our consultants boast of premium expertise in dealing with agribusiness from conception to results. In addition, we offer Agribusiness technical Support and Human capital Management.
VALUE STREAM MAPPING. Accuracy and Precision is the keyword in research and mapping of large-scale tracts of land. We go beyond the basics in producing definite results.
Gliricidia sepium tree species in Sustainable Agroforestry to promote Regenerative Agriculture What is Gliricidia sepium?Gliricidia sepium commonly known as Gliricidia (Mother of cocoa or quickstick) is a fast growing nitrogen-fixing shrub, exotic to Kenya but native to El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama and the United States of America. It is used throughout the tropics for the many environmental benefits and products it provides.
Why Gliricidia sepium
- Sustainability – once established, sustains the soil fertility for many years without extra costs.
- Cost-effective – once established, there’s no recurrent seasonal investments.
- Multiple Uses – benefits the farmers on crop yields, as animal fodder, and source of fuelwood. Also serves as cash crop within established schemes.
- Supports Growth of Climbers such as Climbing Beans, Tomatoes, Bullet Chilies, Passion Fruits, Shade Tree for Coffee Bushes e.t.c.
- Acts as a windbreaker, helps in the prevention of Soil Erosion, Landslides and also reduces abortion during flowering of crops and fruit trees thus increased productivity.
- Carbon Sequestration.
Gliricidia Fencing - use of Gliricidia Sepium trees to enclose an area of land. This is a natural fence.
Alley Cropping is the growing of an arable crop in the alleys (passage between two rows) of leguminous shrubs.