Adaptive Research

Validation of TIMPs through Adaptive Research

Component 2 of the Kenya Climate Smart Agriculture Project (KCSAP) is aimed at Strengthening Climate Smart Agricultural Research and Seed Systems. One of the major activities under this component is to finance collaborative research programs to develop and promote TIMPs related to (i) climate-smart crops; (ii) climate-smart livestock and aquaculture; (iii) socio-economic research on CSA TIMPs; (iv) land, water and agroforestry; and (v) sustainable bio-energy, including the charcoal VC.

The project floated a call for concept notes that were peer evaluated. The ones found responsive were developed into full proposals that were also peer reviewed and a total of 51 proposals were funded.  The 51 projects shown below are funded to the tune of KES  1,066,435,730.

 

KCSAP Funded Adaptive Research Projects

No.

Title

Project Team

Institutions

Budget

Start Date

End Date

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Enhancing banana productivity using climate smart technologies for improved livelihoods of smallholder farmers in Kenya.                        

Dr. Faith Nguthi, Dr. Esther Kahariri et. al.

KALRO PTC. Kisii, Mwea

Karatina University

20,774,380

April 2020

Jan 2022

2

An integrated agri-energy system for sustainable banana farming for improved livelihoods of smallholder farmers in Kenya

Prof. Christopher Kanali

Dr. Mwamburi Mcharo

JKUAT

Taita Taveta University

22,002,887

April 2020

Jan 2022

3

Unlocking the potential in production and marketing of cassava-based foods and feeds in Lamu, Kisumu and Busia counties

Prof. Richard Mulwa

Dr.Theresia   Munga

Mr.John  Wambua

Egerton University

KALRO Mtwapa

KALRO Katumani

21,992,350

April 2020

Jan 2022

4

Validation and promotion of integrated climate-smart green gram technologies for improved livelihoods in Kenya                           

Dr.Onesmus   Kitonyo

Mr. Eston Njeru

University of Nairobi

KALRO Embu

17,976,570

April 2020

Jan 2022

5

Sustainable participatory enhancement of finger millet value chain in Bomet, Kericho and West Pokot counties                                   

Dr. Chrispus Oduori

Dr. Fredah Maina

Dr. Rhoda Nungo

Mr. Boniface Akuku

Dr. Rachel Opole

Mr. Nasirembe Wanjala

Prof. Paul Kimurto

Dr. Cecilia Mweu

KALRO FCRI Kisii

KALRO FCE Kabete

KALRO FCRI Alupe

KALRO HQ

KALRO Kakamega

KALRO FCRI Katumani

Egerton University

JKUAT

23,303,610

April 2020

Jan 2022

6

Climate-smart adaptive technologies for sustainable production and postharvest management and utilization of ware potato in Kenya                                  

Dr. Zachary Kinyua

Prof. John Nderitu

Dr. Jacqueline Makatiani

Prof. Miriam Kinyua

KALRO HQ

University of Nairobi

Moi University

University of Eldoret

21,770,600

April 2020

Jan 2022

7

Validating and scaling up quality seed potato production post-harvest and distribution models & policies for improved access and incomes

Dr. Moses Nyongesa

Prof Anthony. Kibe

Dr. John Wagacha

Prof. Turop Losenge

KALRO FCRI Tigoni

Egerton University

University of Nairobi

JKUAT

22,000,020

April 2020

Jan 2022

8

Pigeonpea technologies, innovations, management practices for enhancing  productivity, food and nutrition security of smallholder communities in Kenya                                 

Prof. Paul M. Kimani

Dr. Jeremiah Okeyo

Ms. Rael Karimi

Dr. Susan Wanderi

Prof. Paul Kimurto

University of Nairobi

University of Embu

KALRO FCRI Katumani

KALRO FCRI Embu

Egerton University

20,864,841

April 2020

Jan 2022

9

Adapting climate smart technologies along the sorghum value chain to enhance productivity, utilization and improved livelihoods                   

Ms.  Rachael Kisilu

Prof. Peter Kisinyo

Prof Edward Mamati

KALRO FCRI Katumani

Rongo University

JKUAT

22,446,601

April 2020

Jan 2022

10

Validation of climate-smart sorghum technologies for increased productivity and improved livelihoods                            

Prof. Samuel Mwonga

Prof. Kahiu Ngugi

Dr. Meshack Obonyo

Egerton University

University of Nairobi

Egerton University

21,999,500

April 2020

Jan 2022

11

Use of climate smart technologies to enhance open field tomato production in arid and semi-arid areas                         

Mr. Finyange N. Pole

Dr. Beth Ndungu

Prof. Willis Owino

Dr. Maina Mwangi

KALRO FCRI

KALRO FCRI Kandara

JKUAT

Kenyatta University

22,008,830

April 2020

Jan 2022

12

Synergistic climate-smart technologies, innovations and management practices for sustainable greenhouse tomato production in Kenya                                  

Dr. Johnson Nyasani

Ms. Asenath Koech

Prof. John Kimenju

Prof. Willis Owino

KALRO FCRI Embu

KEPHIS

University of Nairobi

JKUAT

21,999,698

April 2020

Jan 2022

13

Digital Dairy – ICT advisory to realize the forage triple win                                   

Mr. Boniface Akuku

Dr. Evans Ouma

Prof. Robert Oboko

Dr. John Kinyuru

KALRO HQ

Rongo University

University of Nairobi

JKUAT

20,310,870

April 2020

Jan 2022

14

Enhancing productivity and resilience of Sahiwal based pastoral dairy systems through accelerated genetic gains and reproductive technologies                             

Dr. Evans Ilatsia

Dr. Chris Wasike

KALRO DRI-Naivasha

Maseno University

22,060,820

April 2020

Jan 2022

15

Improving smallholder farm livelihoods through climate smart communities based dairy goat management practices                       

Dr. Paul Leparmarai

Dr. Chris Wasike

KALRO DRI-Naivasha

Maseno University

20,081,330

April 2020

Jan 2022

16

Validation of Theileria parva Lanet and heart water vaccines in cattle in Kenya                        

Mr.  Leonard Khaluhi

Dr. John Kagira

KALRO VSRI Muguga

JKUAT

19,999,863

April 2020

Jan 2022

17

Assessment of  multi-institutional model for  uptake of livestock input technologies to enhance production and marketing  in ASALs                                   

Mr. John Kidali

Dr. Jane Rutto

Mr. Moses Orwe

KALRO VSRI Muguga

Meru University

KEVEVAPI

17,433,966

April 2020

Jan 2022

18

Enhancing goat market in Kajiado and Taita-taveta counties through improved Contagious caprine pleuropneumonia vaccine and diagnostics 

Dr. Martin Mwirigi

Dr. Jones Mutua

Dr. Purity Nguhiu

KALRO BioRI Kabete

KEVEVAPI

Kenyatta University

20,158,900

April 2020

Jan 2022

19

Climate change adaptations for sustainable beef production in Tana river county                             

Prof.  Raphael Wahome

Dr. Elizabeth Muthiani

Dr. Anastasia Kagunyu

University of Nairobi

KALRO Mariakani

KALRO BioRI Kabete

19,999,827

April 2020

Jan 2022

20

Validate and promote grass based diets for low enteric methane emissions for finishing steers   

Prof.  Moses Nyangito

Dr. Elizabeth Muthiani

University of Nairobi

KALRO Mariakani

21,995,050

April 2020

Jan 2022

21

Performance of the new CBPP subunit vaccine under field conditions                            

Dr. Monicah Maichomo

Dr. Jane Wachira

KALRO VSRI Muguga

KEVEVAPI

21,999,750

April 2020

Jan 2022

22

Scaling up Dorper sheep production through climate-smart targeted breeding, health management and feeding strategies in Kenya                       

Dr. Samuel Mbuku

Dr. Rawlynce Bett

KALRO VSRI Muguga

University of Nairobi

21,995,050

April 2020

Jan 2022

23

Vcs-cafeme- validation of climate smart camel feeds and meat value chains for improving pastoralists livelihood                        

Dr. Joshua Arimi

Prof. Levi Musalia

Dr.  Kipkemoi Changwony

Meru University

Technical Univ of Chuka

KALRO Marsabit

18,629,190

April 2020

Jan 2022

24

Towards a sustainable beef cattle finishing system for Kenya: use of molasses-urea mineral block as feed supplement

Dr. Joseph Nginyi

Dr.Mwamburi Mcharo

KALRO VSRI Muguga

Taita Taveta University

20,632,816

April 2020

Jan 2022

25

Development, validation and promotion of climate smart indigenous chicken (IC) technologies for improved productivity                          

Dr. Ludovicus Okitoi

Dr. Jared Mullah

Prof. Lucy Kabuage

KALRO NRI Kakamega

Egerton University

Kenyatta University

22,299,400

April 2020

Jan 2022

26

Validating and upscaling climate smart disease control technologies for enhanced adaptation and productivity of  indigenous chicken                        

Irene Ogali

Prof. Charles Muleke

KALRO VSRI Muguga

Egerton University

22,924,606

April 2020

June 2021

27

Multiplication and dissemination of climate smart indigenous chicken breed lines and associated technologies, innovations and management practices               

Dr. Ngeno Kiplagat

Prof. George Oduho

Dr. Evans D. Ilatsia

Egerton University

University of Eldoret

KALRO DRI Naivasha

21,996,780

April 2020

Jan 2022

28

Validating and promoting improved fish strains and health management practices for climate smart aquaculture                                  

Dr. Domitila Muendo

Dr. Erick Ogello

Dr. Elick Onyango

Kenya Marine & Fisheries Rese Institute

Maseno University

Egerton UNIVERSITY

18,235,665

April 2020

Jan 2022

29

Validation of Insect-Based Protein-Rich Feeds for Enhanced Nutrition and Health of Fish in Kenya (InsProFeed)                               

Dr. Isaac Osuga

Dr. Jonathan Munguti

JKUAT

Kenya Marine & Fisheries Research Institute

18,235,665

April 2020

Jan 2022

30

Validating climate-smart fish culture systems (CSFCS) for increased aquaculture productivity and livelihood security in Kenya                                   

Dr. Erick O. Ogello

Dr. Judith Makwali

Dr. Kevin Obiero

Dr. Julius Kipkemboi

Maseno University

University of Eldoret

Kenya Marine & Fisheries Research Institute

Egerton University

20,444,600

April 2020

Jan 2022

31

Validating climate smart fish marketing, value addition and post-harvest technologies for improved food and nutrition security                                    

Dr. Kevin Obiero

Dr. Erick Ogello

Dr. Maureen Cheserek

Kenya Marine & Fisheries Research Institute

Maseno University

Egerton University

20,000,000

April 2020

Jan 2022

32

Climate Smart Beekeeping For Improved Incomes, Food And Nutrition Security In Kajiado, Siaya  and Tana River Counties                         

Dr. Elliud Muli

Dr. Mercy Gichora

Dr. Stephen Kagio

Mr. Samuel Kabochi

SEKU

Egerton University

Egerton University

DVS

20,000,000

April 2020

Jan 2022

33

Towards climate resilience for beekeeping and honey productivity in Kajiado and Nyandarua counties                              

Dr. Itambo Malombe

Dr. Richard Muita

Dr. Fredah Maina

National Museums of Kenya

Kenya Meteorological Depart.

KALRO FCRI Kabete

22,000,000

April 2020

Jan 2022

34

Enhancing adoption, utilization and commercialization of climate smart agricultural technologies and innovations for improved livelihoods in Kenya               

Mr. Josephat Mulindo

Ms. Anastacia Masinde

Dr. Rosemary Emongor

Dr. Umlikher Ali Abdillahi

Dr. Adiel Magana

KALRO NRI Kakamega

KALRO FCRI Kitale

KALRO FCRI Kabete

Masinde Murilo Univ of ST

Chuka University Univ of ST

16,740,686

April 2020

Jan 2022

35

Increased stakeholder participation in enhancing food safety in the camel milk value chain in Northern Kenya

Prof. Joseph Matofari

Dr. Kennedy Wanjala

Egerton University

KALRO Muguga

21,127,586

April 2020

Jan 2022

36

Evaluating input and output market systems for CSA finger millet in Bomet, Kericho and west Pokot counties

Dr. Alice Murage

KALRO HQ

18,000,000

April 2020

Jan 2022

37

Evaluation of availability and effectiveness of  rural finance markets in  adoption of CSA TIMPs for crops and livestock                

Dr. Lydia Miriti

Dr. Samuel Kariuki

KALRO

Embu University

30,000,000

April 2020

Jan 2022

38

Towards gender mainstreaming and social inclusion in CSA selected TIMPs value chains in selected counties in Kenya                  

Dr. Jessica Ndubi

Prof. Margaret Hutchinson

KALRO

University of Nairobi

17,671,500

April 2020

Jan 2022

39

Enhancing gender mainstreaming and social-inclusion in validation and adoption of climate smart agricultural technologies in Kenya              

Dr. Anastasia Kagunyu

Dr .Charles Olang

KALRO

Maseno University

20,049,376

April 2020

June 2021

40

Climate smart technologies for restoration of degraded ASALss and enhancement of communities resilience in south eastern Kenya              

Prof. Geoffrey Kironchi

Dr. Silas Osinde

Mr. Joseph Mutangah

Dr. Gitehi Giathi

Dr. Mwamburi Mcharo

Mr. Jeremiah Kimigo

University of Nairobi

DRSRS

National Museums of Kenya

Egeron University

Taita Taveta University

KALRO FCRI Kabete

22,839,025

April 2020

Jan 2022

41

Restoration of degraded rangelands of  northern Kenya using integrated indigenous and conventional knowledge systems

Dr. Joseph Mwaura

Mr. Bulle Dabasso

Mr. Silas Mulehi

KALRO BRI Garissa

KALRO G&CRI Marsabit

DRSRS

21,956,500

April 2020

Dec 2021

42

Scaling-up climate smart water harvesting technologies to increase food and nutrition security in semi-arid Kenya                    

Dr. Kizito Kwena

Mr. Isaya Sijali

Mr. Fabian Kaburu

Dr. Hezron Mogaka

Prof. Japheth Onyando

KALRO AMRI Katumani

KALRO FCRI Kabete

KALRO FCRI Kabete

Embu University

Egerton University

22,000,000

April 2020

Jan 2022

43

Integrated land and water management strategies for restoration and protection of water resources in agro-pastoral systems -Kenya (imwar)              

Dr. Hellen Kamiri

Dr. Jane Macharia

Dr. David Karienye

Dr. Michael Okeyo

Karatina University

National Museums of Kenya

Garissa University

Kenya Forestry Research Inst.

20,004,930

April 2020

Jan 2022

44

Upscaling sustainable land management technologies for enhanced carbon sequestration and improved smallholder farmer’s livelihoods                   

Dr. Betty Mulianga

Dr. Dickens Odeny

Dr. Robert Nyambati

Dr. Felix  Ngetich

KALRO SRI Kibos

National Museums of Kenya

Kenya Forestry Research Inst.

Embu University

22,000,000

April 2020

Jan 2022

45

Rangeland management for improved pastoral livelihoods in Kajiado, Marsabit, Isiolo and Garissa counties                     

Dr. David Golicha

Dr. Ronald Mulwa

KALRO SG&CRI Marsabit

National Museums of Kenya

19,526,750

April 2020

Jan 2022

46

Ict and market-based irrigation water productivity improvement for food and nutrition security in water deficit counties                       

Dr. Hezron Mogaka

Prof. Peter Masinde

Dr. Kizito Kwena

Eng. Edward Muya

Embu University

Meru University

KALRO AMRI Katumani

KALRO Kabete

21,998,604

April 2020

Jan 2022

47

Scaling integrated soil fertility management  technologies for improved food, nutrition security and livelihoods in Kenya           

Dr. Anthony Esilaba

Dr. Joseph Gweyi

Dr. Josiah Gitari

Dr. Mwamburi Mcharo

Prof. George Chemingwa

Dr.Simon  Nguluu

KALRO HQ

Kenyatta University

Embu University

Taita Taveta University

University of Nairobi

South Eastern Kenya Univ.

21,980,868

April 2020

Jan 2022

48

Validation and mainstreaming soil-plant spectral diagnostics for analytical services and fertilizer use recommendations in Kenya                       

Dr. Esther Gikonyo et al.

KALRO

18,011,070

April 2020

Jan 2022

49

Validation and promotion of mixed trees-shrubs legume-fallows for improved livelihood and provision of resilience against climate change              

Dr.Riziki Mwadalu

Dr. Geoffrey Wambugu

Ms. Beatrice Mugo

Egerton University

Karatina University

KALRO FCRI Kabete

21,995,200

April 2020

Jan 2022

50

Validation of improved cookstoves for climate smart sustainability in selected  counties                      

Dr. Michael Okoti et al,

Patrick W. Wamalwa
Brexisdis Mandila
Prof. Henry Mutembei
Stella Matere et al

KALRO HQ

Egerton University

Kabianga University

Univeristy of Nairobi

KALRO FCRI Muguga

19,959,600

April 2020

Jan 2022

51

Validation and promotion of sustainable energy and briquette production and utilization technologies for improved livelihoods                   

Dr. James Onchienku

Dr. Joseph Githiomi

Prof. Daudi Nyaanga

KISII University

Egerton University

Egerton University

20,000,000

April 2020

Jan 2022

 

Total

 

 

1,066,435,730