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Access to water in Kitui, Kenya


C.E.F.A. – Comité Européen pour la Formation et l’Agriculture

Titre : Access to water in Kitui, Kenya

The project wants to improve life conditions of farmers through the creation of dams and agriculture formation

Pays : Kenya
Lieu : Kitui

Date :  ?? 48 months

Contexte  : The project area is an intensive aridity zone, with high risk of drought, especially during the driest period of the year, from June to October, and often the local population does not have the technical abilities to adjust its own crop production to the difficult climate situation.

The project is structured in three levels :
_ * * Better access to water We are building 20 sand dams in the different streams, which allows water storage. Every dam would be equipped with a hand hose, a trough and a lavatory. The beneficiary community would be involved in the identification of sites and building of dams. Moreover, it will be set in order to make infrastructures to be kept properly and always working. Support to agricultural production 3400 farmers would be trained on technical skills regarding conservative agriculture, which will allow exploiting the soil without damaging it. 200 beekeepers are going to be trained on modern techniques of apiculture, which will improve the quantity of production and would favour the product selling. Furthermore, it will be introduced a system of communitarian microcredit, which will create funds to invest in crop production.
* Support trading Producers will organize themselves in selling groups ; each of them will have a salesperson properly trained. In this way, we try to improve the planning and negotiation capacities of beneficiaries

Bénéficiaires : 5.000 beneficiaries (farmers, breeders, producers of vegetables and beekeepers)

Partenaires : Sahelian solutions Foundation (SASOL)

Donneurs : UE e MAECI


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