Bernard Kemei (40) , with his wife Zedy (30) and baby Faith, daugter Abagail and son Elisha, Sonokwek village, Bomet County, 2015.
Richard Ngetich (37), Njerian village, Bomet County. 2015.
CASSAVA AGGREGATION - SUPPORTING SMALLHOLDER AGRICULTURE & VALUE ADDITION
his European Union, Walmart Foundation and Irish
of best-practice cassava production and sustainable
Aid–funded project aims to enable 28,000 farmers
agricultural intensification, SHA and the Ministry for
(including 60% women) in Western, Nyanza, Eastern
Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries will, using the Lead
GORTA GLOBAL VILLAGE - KERINGET
he Keringet Community Empowerment project was developed over years using the Global Management Approach. Community representatives, including women
SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE & RURAL DEVELOPMENT SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME 2014-15 CLASS
he Baraka Agricultural College project aims to improve agricultural knowledge and strengthen rural development and extension services in Kenya and
and Coastal regions of Kenya, organised in four farmer-
Farmer and Farmer Field School approaches, train Lead
and youth groups specifically chosen to participate, underwent
owned cooperatives, to increase cassava production and
Farmers as trainers to disseminate trainings to 28,000
training in identifying needs for their community. The community
incomes through meeting current and emerging demand for
smallholders (at least 60% women), organised into producer
identified their strengths (such as dairy and potato production)
The project supports the training and education of students
high-quality cassava products. Farmers will produce tubers
groups. The trainings for farmers will focus on production,
as well as opportunities (local construction activity) and needs
in Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development through
for home consumption and commercial supply in chipped
field management, pest and disease control, harvesting and
(local clean water supplies).
the Baraka Agricultural College certificate course. Following
and/or fresh form.
post-harvest handling, processing and storage. Farmers
across the border in neighbouring Uganda.
graduation the knowledge and skills gained will be shared
will be trained on farming as a business; including farm
In partnership with Keringet Community Social, Economic,
with the communities. Graduates return to work within their
This project will facilitate the availability of quality-declared
planning, market planning, enterprise profitability, cashflow
Environmental Development Trust (KCSEED) this project
community and contribute to the transfer of sustainable
cassava planting material, working with the Kenya
analysis, quality standards, group production, aggregation
is designed to improve the food security, ncomes and
agricultural knowledge and techniques. The project thus
Agriculture and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO)
and value-addition. The project will also create 5,600 net
environment of the Keringet community while promoting
improves the livelihoods of graduates and improves farming
to promote farmer production of quality cassava stems.
equivalent jobs amongst the Farmer Business Groups
the health of 3,371 households in the area. The overall aim
practices and production more widely.
Seed producers will be registered with the Kenya Plant
supported. Cross-cutting issues of gender and nutrition will
of this programme is a healthy community which is socially,
Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS), who will monitor
be incorporated into training.
economically and culturally developed, living in harmony with
production and certify stems as high-quality and disease-
their environment. The community will work together to promote
free as appropriate. SHA will train seed producers on
SHA will support the formation and registration of 4 farmer
food, economic, environmental and health security, as well as
stem production, soil fertility, field management, pest and
cooperatives to take up cassava marketing and business
establishing the necessary institutions (e.g. the Trust, monitoring
disease control, harvesting and post-harvesting handling,
development. Cooperatives enable farmers to bulk their
committees) to deliver the programme.
processing and storage.
produce, reduce input costs and provide marketing and training channels. SHA will link cooperatives to financial
Self Help Africa provides specific support to implement
In an effort to facilitate cassava production and capacity
institutions who can provide working capital and support
aspects of the local development plan, including the provision
development for farmers to address limited knowledge
of safe drinking water, improving market access by improving infrastructure, launching a range of enterprise development initiatives surrounding dairy and potato production, and adopting solar energy practices for local households.
Total direct beneficiaries: 28,000 smallholder farming households
Total direct beneficiaries: 3,371
Total direct beneficiaries: 676
Published on Jul 18, 2017