Mkulima today we will be reviewing the top projects at the ministry of agriculture. The leading organization that works with farmers to ensure food security in the country.
The core mission for the establishment of the ministry is to have a secure a healthy nation that is anchored by an innovative, commercially oriented competitive agriculture sector.
Mkulima today we are going on and finishing up on the list of the top 8 projects at the ministry of agriculture you can read the first article here.
5. The Kenya Climate-Smart Agriculture Project (KCSAP)
The Kenya Climate-Smart Agriculture Project (KCSAP) is a Government of Kenya project jointly supported by the World Bank.
It is being implemented over a five year period (2017-2022)
The project is being implemented under the framework of the Agriculture Sector Development Strategy (ASDS) (2010-2020) and the National Climate Change Response Strategy (NCCRS, 2010).
The projects main objective is to increase agricultural productivity and enhance resilience.
This is aimed at mitigating the climate change risks in the targeted smallholder farming and pastoral communities in Kenya.
In the event of an eligible situation or emergency, to come in and provide an immediate and effective response.
The project is to be implemented through the following components:
- Up-scaling Climate Smart Agricultural Practices
- Strengthening Climate-Smart Agricultural Research and Seed Systems
- Supporting Agro-weather, Market, and Advisory services
- Project Coordination and Management
- Contingency Emergency Response
The project is aimed at benefiting about 522,000 households of smallholder farmers, agro-pastoralists, and pastoralists directly.
The KCSAP project is financed by both the World Bank and the Kenyan government at the tune of 279 million US dollars.
Contact the KCSAP project management here
6.National Agricultural and Rural Inclusive Growth Project (NARIGP)
The NARIGP is a Government of Kenya (GoK) project tat is implemented through kilimo house by the State Department for Crop Development (SDCD).
Funding for the project is from the World Bank.
The project was approved by The World Bank board on 23rd August 2016, became effective on 28th July 2017, and will run for five years.
NARIGP key objective is to increase the productivity and profitability of rural communities in the selected regions.
Also in the event of a crisis or emergency, the aim is to provide an immediate and effective response.
Contact NARIGP project team here
7.Enable youth Kenya project
The ENABLE Youth Kenya is a skills and capacity development program for youth.
It largely entails training of Youth on
- business skills and
- development of business plans;
- providing mentorship and
- linkages to markets and
The training will be conducted in selected incubation centers, which will be rehabilitated and outfitted to cater for better interaction, networking and exchange of innovative ideas.
The program is also in line with the recently launched Kenya Youth Agribusiness Strategy (KYAS) 2017-2021 .
Kenya Youth in Agribusiness strategy aims to provide opportunities for the youth to benefit from the various agribusiness enterprises.
It was designed because of the increase of youth unemployment, particularly recent graduates from universities, colleges and other tertiary institutions.
This is a big concern for the Government of Kenya since nearly 500,000 youth graduate from tertiary institutions annually.
The program consists of four components,
1) Enabling Environment for Youth Empowerment in Agribusiness;
2) Entrepreneurship and agribusiness incubation;
3) Financing Youth Agribusinesses; and
4) Program Management and Coordination.
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