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2016


Susan Kamau, Kwa-Gitau Village, Nakuru County.

2016

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elf Help Africa in Kenya assists smallholder farmers

SHA works with smallholder farmers, farmer groups and

to move from subsistence to prosperity through a

associations in the arid and semi-arid lands to address food

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range of projects from supporting those in extreme

security and nutrition, and link farmers to markets through a

poverty, to assisting enterprise development and business

farming as a business approach.

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partnerships.

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ETHIOPIA Lake Turkana, (Lake Rudolf)

01. APHIA plus 06. Certificate in Sustainable Agriculture & Rural Development Scholarship Scheme, 2014/2015 Class 07. Global Village

UGANDA

SOMALIA

KENYA Mt. Kenya Nakuru

03. Improving small holder farm productivity through sustainable agriculture

Nairobi

TANZANIA 04. Sustainable Rainwater use for Promoting Food Security

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Mt. Kilimanjaro

02. Seed System & Bulking in Arid Lands

05. Empowering women within the cashew value chain


Total Budget

Donor

Time Frame

Implementing Partner

Programme Area

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Sustainably Improving Smallholder Farm Productivity Completed

SHA

€ 137,294

2014 ­ 2016

Appropriate Rural Development Agriculture Programme

Butula, Busia County

02

Sustainable Agriculture & Rural Development. Scholarship Scheme

SHA

€ 115,127

2013

Baraka Agricultural College

Molo & Nakuru County,

03

Building Sustainable Livelihoods for Households affected by HIV/AIDS (APHIA plus)

Family Health International (FHI360) (USAID)

€ 393,906

2012 ­ 2016

SHA

Nakuru, Baringo, Laikipia, Narok & Kajiado

04

Empowering Women within the Cashew Value Chain

Walmart Foundation

€ 308,000

2015 ­ 2017

USTADI Foundation

Kilifi, Coastal Region

05

Cassava Aggregation Supporting Smallholder Agriculture & Value Addition in Western Kenya (CASSAVA)

Irish Aid & Walmart Foundation

€ 887,508

2016

SHA & Rheal Solutions

Western Kenya

Keringet Community Empowerment Project

SHA

Keringet Community Social Economic & Environmental Development

Keringet & Nakuru County

06

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2017

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Programme

2018

€ 2,116,261

SUSTAINABLY IMPROVING SMALLHOLDER FARM PRODUCTIVITY - COMPLETED

his project aims to increase productivity for households in four sub locations within Butula District, Western Kenya.

2012 ­ 2016

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AGRICULTURE & RURAL DEVEVELOPMENT SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME

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cholarship programmes for students studying sustainable agriculture and rural development are being supported at Baraka Agricultural College (BAC).

The project intends to improve agricultural production and

The BAC programmes aim to improve knowledge,

productivity of smallholder farmers, promote sustainable

strengthening rural development and extension services in

utilisation and management of natural resources and

Kenya and across the border in neighbouring Uganda.

strengthen communities’ capabilities in these areas. Currently 50 students are invovled in the scholarship Farmer training, provision of quality seed, promotion of

scheme. Upon completing their studies, graduates will return

kitchen gardening, improved cereal production and better

to work within their communities - contributing to the transfer

agricultural extension support are all being carried out, along

of sustainable agricultural knowledge and techniques.

with support for the better use of natural resources, and support for village water use committees.

Total direct beneficiaries: 2,218

Households benefiting: 1,250 3


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Bernard Kemei,Sonokwek village, Bomet County.

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BUILDING SUSTAINABLE LIVELIHOODS FOR HOUSEHOLDS AFFECTED BY HIV/AIDS – APHIA PLUS

his project is designed to increase access to economic security initiatives for marginalised, poor and disadvantaged groups (especially those families

affected by HIV/AIDS).

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EMPOWERING WOMEN WITHIN THE CASHEW VALUE CHAIN

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his project is funded by the Walmart Foundation and is being jointly implemented by Self Help Africa and the African Cashew Alliance in two countries - Kenya

and Ghana. In Kenya the intiative will directly benefit 10,000 smallholder farmers.

APHIA plus works with support groups from Nakuru, Baringo, Laikipia, Narok and Kajiado counties. The

Two low-cost, community-based extension approaches

groups receive training in leadership and group dynamics,

- ‘lead farmers’ and ‘farmer field schools’ - are being

enterprise development and management. They also receive

employed, to empower communities with the skills they

support through existing extension services.

need to improve agricultural practices.

Food security activities include crop production through

The project aims to train cashew farmers on increasing

kitchen garden techniques and the promotion of drought-

their production of quality cashew nuts, empowering both

tolerant crops. In terms of enterprise development and

women and men within the cashew nut value chain.

management, group members are supported to choose from a range of enterprises based on their interests and

Cashew producers are being supported to diversify incomes

context.

by utilising by-products of cashew farming and intercropping with legumes. Training of farmer associations in value

These enterprises include dairy goat rearing, local goat

chain management is enabling them to engage in informed

breeding, poultry production and rabbit keeping. A

relationships with buyers and to negotiate prices.

successful element of this project has been the introduction of roof water harvesting and drip irrigation technologies,

The project is also addressing the unstructured organisation

both of which cut down on labour for vulnerable people and

of the cashew farmers involved. By doing so it is enabling

allow for vegetable production, even in the dry season.

the farmers to institutionalise knowledge and best practices

Total direct beneficiaries: 9,127 4

and create platforms for sharing learning and experience.

Total direct beneficiaries: 10,000


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KERINGET COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT PROJECT

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quality cassava products.

needs for their community, and identified dairy and potato

ommencing in early 2016, this Irish Aid and Walmart Foundation funded project aims to improve the livelihoods of 12,000 farmers in Western Kenya by

increasing their production to meet emerging demand for high-

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Rose Mutai, Semoi Village, Bomet County.

CASSAVA AGGREGATION SUPPORTING SMALLHOLDER AGRICULTURE & VALUE ADDITION IN WESTERN KENYA (CASSAVA)

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he Keringet Community Empowerment project was developed over years following community consultations. Local representatives, including

women and youth groups underwent training in identifying production activities, as well as opportunities (local

Self Help Africa will support the organisation of the 12,000

construction activity) and needs (local clean water supplies).

farmers into 300 producer groups and four cooperatives. The formation of the groups will facilitate the dissemination

In partnership with Keringet Community Social, Economic,

of trainings using the Lead Farmer and Farmer Field School

Environmental Development Trust (KCSEED) this project

approaches. While the establishment of cooperatives will

is improving the food security, incomes and environment

enable the farmers to bulk and better market their produce,

of the Keringet community while promoting improved

and reduce input costs.

health for 3,371 households in the area. The overall aim of this programme is a healthy community which is socially,

To improve the availability of planting material, SHA will work

economically and culturally developed, living in harmony with

with the Kenya Agriculture and Livestock Research Organisation

their environment. The community is working together to

(KALRO) to promote farmer production of quality cassava

promote food, economic, environmental and health security,

stems. 130 seed producers will be registered with the Kenya

as well as establishing the necessary institutions (e.g. the

Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS), who will monitor

Trust, monitoring committees) to deliver the programme.

production and certify stems as appropriate. SHA provides specific support to implement aspects of the Working alongside the Ministry for Agriculture, Livestock and

local development plan, including improving access to safe

Fisheries, SHA will provide the farmers with training to address

drinking water, improving market access by developing local

limited knowledge of best-practice cassava production and

infrastructure, launching a range of enterprise development

sustainable agricultural intensification. Farmers will also be

initiatives surrounding dairy and potato production, and

trained on how to treat farming as a business; including farm

adopting solar energy practices for local households.

planning, market planning, enterprise profitability, cashflow analysis, quality standards, aggregation and value-addition.

Total direct beneficiaries: 12,000

Households benefiting: 3,371 5


KENYA PROGRAMMES Richard Ngetich, Njerian village, Bomet County, Kenya.

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Cover: Mary Auma Otieno, Nyabera Village, Homa Bay, Kenya.

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Kenya Country Profile (September 2016)