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Small-Scale Irrigation and Value Addition Project (SIVAP) Kenya

Kenya

Global Agriculture & Food Security Program (GAFSP)

Titre : Small-Scale Irrigation and Value Addition Project (SIVAP) Kenya

$24 million to increase agricultural productivity and market access and trade opportunities for traditional high value crops and small livestock.

Pays : Kenya

Date : 2016 -2021

Contexte
Agriculture is fundamental to Kenya’s overall economic growth. About 80% of the population lives in rural areas, and derives their livelihood largely from agriculture. Smallholder agriculture dominates the sector contributing 75% of the crops and livestock production. Farmers typically do not have access to agricultural inputs like high-quality seeds and have limited access to improved technology and markets. Kenya’s agriculture is largely rain-fed and often the quantity and reliability of rainfall has not been adequate to sustain crop production, leading to pervasive food insecurity in the country – it is estimated that about half of the population lack year-round access to adequate food and an estimated one in every four children suffers from stunted growth from chronic undernutrition.

Description
The Small-Scale Irrigation and Value Addition Project (SIVAP) aims to increase incomes, food and nutritional security along the agricultural value chain by raising agricultural productivity and improving agricultural market access for poor and marginalized communities to improve livelihoods in eleven counties in arid and semi-arid regions. The project intends to increase the productivity of traditional high value crops, as well as small livestock, through the construction of nine new irrigation schemes and the rehabilitation of three existing schemes. It will also support post-harvest processing and value addition through the promotion of agro-processing businesses and improved storage ; access to finance and credit through local farmer organizations ; the establishment of youth groups and registered women groups ; the construction of rural roads and market outlets, and the strengthening of market linkages between farmers, processors, rural and urban consumers, and export markets. SIVAP expects to benefit over 270,000 persons, 58% of which will be women.

Budget : $24 million

Global Agriculture & Food Security Program (GAFSP)

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