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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.






 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



  he Keringet Community Empowerment project was developed over years using the Global Management Approach. Community representatives, including women




 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

further expansion.

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


Self Help Africa Projects 2017  
Self Help Africa Projects 2017  

An overview of current programmes being implemented by Self Help Africa in sub-Saharan Africa.