PAFID - KENYA PROJECTS
CONSERVATION AGRICULTURE REGIONAL PROGRAMME (CARP) 2011-2015
Value: € 2,850,000.00
The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) with support from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Royal Norwegian Government implemented a Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Programme across the East and Southern Africa Region (ESA). Conservation Agriculture was a major component of the programme.
PAFID as the Kenyan in-country partner of the Zambian Conservation Farming Unit was directly responsible for the successful implementation of the four year Conservation Agriculture Regional Programme across eleven Counties in Kenya ranging from areas of high to low agricultural potential (see where we work)
The strategic purpose of this programme was to cause 17,665 small and medium scale farmers to adopt more climate resilient, environmentally sustainable and productive Conservation Agriculture practices and to reduce the negative impacts on the environment caused by conventional tillage practises. By programme-end over 90,000 farmers had been trained in Conservation Agriculture out of whom nearly 25,000 adopted Conservation Agriculture on at least a portion of their land.
KENYA MARKET TRUST MARKET ASSISTANCE PROGRAMME 2012-2014
Value: € 317,000.00
This programme focused on Integrating Conservation Agriculture into the agriculture value chain by increasing the involvement of selected private sector suppliers and service providers in the adoption of Conservation Agriculture through existing commercial platforms. PAFID trained small-holder farmers and cotton growers in the arid and semi-arid Counties of Eastern Kenya in Conservation Agriculture as well as private sector service suppliers to provide professional, timely and cost-efficient mechanised minimum tillage services and herbicide application services to farmers.
By strengthening the involvement and the capacity of the private sector in the delivery of yield enhancing products and services and knowledge about Conservation Agriculture, PAFID ensured the long term systemic adoption of Conservation Agriculture practices by farmers in these regions.
COOPERATIVE LEAGUE OF THE USA (CLUSA) INTERANTIONAL YES YOUTH CAN! PROGRAMME 2011-2015
Value: € 843,000.00
PAFID was engaged as a strategic partner by CLUSA in this USAID funded programme located in five coastal Counties and Nairobi. The programme covered an initial two year period and was extended by a further two years. PAFID’s role in the partnership focused on empowering the youth in these Counties by training them, as well as public sector extension staff, in the technical aspects of Conservation Agriculture so that they could improve their socio-economic base by engaging in sustainable agriculture.