Who We Are

Kenya Climate-Smart Agriculture Project (KCSAP) is a Government of Kenya/World Bank-supported project under the State Department for Crops Development in the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Cooperatives (MoALF&C). The project is under implementation within five components namely:

Component 1: Upscaling Climate-Smart Agricultural Practices;

Component 2: Strengthening Climate-Smart Agricultural Research and Seed Systems;

Component 3: Supporting Agro-weather, Market, Climate, and Advisory Services;
Component 4: Project Coordination and Management;

Component 5: Contingency Emergency Response.

KCSAP aims to achieve three “triple wins”;

  • Sustainably increasing productivity;
  • Building resilience to climate risks (adaptation);
  • Reducing/removing Greenhouse Gas Emissions (mitigation).

These wins will be achieved by focusing primarily on:

  • Improving water/soil management, especially within the Project Development Objective (PDO) is “to increase agricultural productivity and build resilience to climate change risks in the targeted smallholder farming and pastoral communities smallholder crop and livestock production systems;
  • Promoting sustainable, community‐driven rangeland management and improved access to quality livestock services in ASALs;
  • Supporting the generation and dissemination of improved agricultural TIMPs and building sustainable seed systems;
  • Enhancing access to quality agro-weather, climate, advisory, and market information services among farmers/herders for improved decision making.

The KCSAP Project Development Objective (PDO) is to increase agricultural productivity and build resilience which will be measured through:

  • Direct impacts on quantifiable numbers of beneficiaries
  • Increasing productivity in selected Value Chains (VCs)
  • Adoption of TIMPs in the selected VCs.

 Project Management

On administration, the Project has an apex National Project Steering Committee (NPSC) chaired by the Cabinet Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation (MoAF&I) for coordination at the national level. The day to day running of the project is coordinated by the National Project Coordinator (NPC) heading the National Project Coordination Unit (NPCU).

The  Components are implemented by various NARS partners and have structures that assist in project administration. The Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research organization has been tasked to manage Component 2: Strengthening Climate-Smart Agricultural Research and Seed Systems and also participate in Component 3: Supporting Agro-weather, Market, Climate, and Advisory Services through the ICT Department.