Susan Kamau, Kwa-Gitau Village, Nakuru County.
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
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.
ETHIOPIA Lake Turkana, (Lake Rudolf)
01. APHIA plus 06. Certificate in Sustainable Agriculture & Rural Development Scholarship Scheme, 2014/2015 Class 07. Global Village
KENYA Mt. Kenya Nakuru
03. Improving small holder farm productivity through sustainable agriculture
TANZANIA 04. Sustainable Rainwater use for Promoting Food Security
02. Seed System & Bulking in Arid Lands
05. Empowering women within the cashew value chain
Sustainably Improving Smallholder Farm Productivity Completed
Appropriate Rural Development Agriculture Programme
Butula, Busia County
Sustainable Agriculture & Rural Development. Scholarship Scheme
Baraka Agricultural College
Molo & Nakuru County,
Building Sustainable Livelihoods for Households affected by HIV/AIDS (APHIA plus)
Family Health International (FHI360) (USAID)
Nakuru, Baringo, Laikipia, Narok & Kajiado
Empowering Women within the Cashew Value Chain
Kilifi, Coastal Region
Cassava Aggregation Supporting Smallholder Agriculture & Value Addition in Western Kenya (CASSAVA)
Irish Aid & Walmart Foundation
SHA & Rheal Solutions
Keringet Community Empowerment Project
Keringet Community Social Economic & Environmental Development
Keringet & Nakuru County
SUSTAINABLY IMPROVING SMALLHOLDER FARM PRODUCTIVITY - COMPLETED
his project aims to increase productivity for households in four sub locations within Butula District, Western Kenya.
AGRICULTURE & RURAL DEVEVELOPMENT SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME
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
Bernard Kemei,Sonokwek village, Bomet County.
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).
EMPOWERING WOMEN WITHIN THE CASHEW VALUE CHAIN
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
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
KERINGET COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT PROJECT
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-
Rose Mutai, Semoi Village, Bomet County.
CASSAVA AGGREGATION SUPPORTING SMALLHOLDER AGRICULTURE & VALUE ADDITION IN WESTERN KENYA (CASSAVA)
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.