The KCEP-CRAL uses an innovative electronic voucher to issue farmers with subsidized inputs: seeds, fertilizers, pesticides; post-harvest management inputs (tarpaulins, and hermetic bags); conservation agriculture and insurance services; Farmers contribute in a graduated model: Year 1=10%; Year 2= 40%; Year 3=70%, for the value of the e-voucher (Figure 1). KCEP-CRAL supports cereal and legume crop combinations; maize and beans; sorghum/maize/millet and green grams or cowpeas or pigeon peas. It provides capacity building in agronomy, post-harvest management, natural resource management (NRM) and investments in community assets to increase productivity and enhance resilience to climate change
Two categories of farmers are the target beneficiaries. Category I- subsistence farmers producing food for household subsistence, supported for market-oriented farming while Category II are the smallholders producing a surplus for marketing and are engaged in commercial-oriented farming. The emphasis is to assist 50% of female farmers and youths that are a resource-constrained target group. It applies a value-chain, nutrition-sensitive approach to implementation (cereals-legume intercrop applying strip cropping). KCEP-CRAL aims at assisting an overall target: 185,000 farmers of which 100,000 are from the ASALs.