Who We Are

The Kenya Climate Smart Agriculture Project (KCSAP) is five-year project funded by the World Bank (US$ 250 million) and the Government of Kenya (US$ 29.7 million) through counterpart funds.

The project aims to help farmers achieve the “Triple wins”; which are:

1.     Sustainably increasing productivity;

2.     Building resilience to climate risks (adaptation);

3.     Reducing/removing Greenhouse Gas Emissions (mitigation).

The KCSAP project is being implemented in 24 counties:

  • Arid counties: Marsabit, Isiolo, Tana River, Garissa, Wajir, and Mandera;
  • Semi-arid counties: West Pokot, Baringo, Laikipia, Machakos, Nyeri, Tharaka Nithi, Lamu, Taita Taveta,and Kajiado; and
  • Medium-to-High rainfall ounties: Busia, Siaya, Nyandarua, Bomet, Kericho, Kakamega, Uasin Gishu, Elgeyo Marakwet, and Kisumu.

The project focuses the following value chains: Dryland cereals (sorghum and millet); pulses (green grams and pigeon peas); local livestock comprising of dairy (goat and cow), red meat (beef) and indigenous poultry; bananas, cassava, tomatoes, Irish potatoes, honey (apiculture) and fish (aquaculture).

The Project counties, based on climate risk profiles for the each of the prioritized value chains and the County’s climate change/related vulnerabilities and risks for their population, livelihoods, investments, and environment needs, they selected values chains they preferred to be promoted.

The funding is being applied in the following KCSAP Components:

  • Component 1: Up scaling Climate Smart Agricultural Practices 150m US$ (60%).
  • Component 2: Strengthening Climate Smart Agriculture Research and Seed Systems (35m US$ (14%)).
  • Component 3: Supporting Agro-weather, Market, Climate and Advisory Services 30 m US$ (12%)
  • Component 4: Project Coordination and Management 20 m US$ (8%).
  • Component 5: Contingency Emergency Response 15 m US$ (6%).

The KCSAP Project Development Objective (PDO) aims at increasing agricultural productivity and building resilience to climate change risks in the targeted smallholder farming and pastoral communities in Kenya, and in the event of an Eligible Crisis or Emergency, to provide immediate and effective response. This will be achieved through:

(i)             Reaching 521,500 beneficiaries directly comprising 163,350 in Common Interest Groups (CIGs), 18,150 in venerable and marginalized groups (VMGs), 240,000 through County investments and 100,000 through Private public partnerships (PPPs).

(ii)           Increasing in productivity (in selected value chains) by 20%

(iii)         Increasing the number adopting TIMPs by 108,900 households.