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Kenya Livestock Commercialization Project


Titre : Kenya Livestock Commercialization Project

Pays : Kenya

Date d’approbation : 18 September 2020
Durée : 2020 - 2027

The International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) and the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Cooperatives (MALFC) of the Government of Kenya (GoK) and participating Counties designed a new project titled the Kenya Livestock Commercialization Project (KeLCoP). The Livestock sub-sector plays an important role in the Kenyan economy. The sub-sector is an ideal enterprise to improve household food and nutrition security, increase incomes, create jobs and contribute to sustainable livelihoods of many rural people living below the poverty line. The KeLCoP will focus on selected value chains, namely small ruminants, local improved breed poultry and bee-keeping which have the potential to provide productive employment and food security opportunities for women, youth and marginalized segments of the population. The project design is informed by lessons learned and best practices from a range of previous and ongoing IFAD-financed projects in Kenya and other countries in the region.The KeLCoP’s overall goal is to contribute to Government’s agriculture transformation agenda of increasing small-scale farmer incomes. The project’s development objective is to improve the opportunities for the rural poor, especially youth, women and smallholders to enable them to increase their output and value added, access markets and increase their resilience to economic and climate risks. The project is expected to benefit 110,000 households or 495,000 people, including both direct and indirect beneficiaries. From the total the direct beneficiaries, women and youth beneficiaries will be 54 per cent and 30 per cent respectively. The benefits of targeted nutrition beneficiaries make up 30 per cent of the total households reached.

The project design includes several innovative elements and opportunities for the use of a host of digital technologies and applications, which deploy Information Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D) approaches and scalable models in partnership with the private sector. The use of innovations and information technology will be integrated into the development of an e extension approach and the development of e-finance to reduce the costs of access and delivery and develop e-marketing systems for information and sale. The project will mainstream climate resilience, and sustainable natural resource management in the small livestock, poultry and honey value chain development. The project will also finance entrepreneurial youth engaged in innovative start-ups that support smallholders in its selected value chains. It will also secure direct crowd-funding for its beneficiaries by developing a dashboard which would host profiles of selected youth innovators on an online and mobile fund-raising platform for crowdfunding from philanthropic sources. The project also provides an opportunity to operationalize IFAD’s Private Sector Engagement Strategy designed to foster strengthened collaboration with private sector partners. There are several private sector players who can offer contractual arrangements to support out-grower and contract farming schemes to support smallholders.

Informations financières
Coût total du projet : US$ 93.5 million
Financement IFAD : US$ 54.75 million

Présentation : IFAD

Project design reports (pdf)

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