$24 million for the Small-Scale Irrigation and Value Addition Project (SIVAP) to increase agricultural productivity and market access and trade opportunities for traditional high value crops and small livestock.
GAFSP funding supports a wide range of activities including yield enhancement, irrigation systems, increasing forest cover, decreasing post-harvest losses, improving market linkages, increasing access to credit, and increasing involvement of the private sector in agriculture.
Raising agricultural productivity
The project will focus on increasing the productivity of traditional high value crops like sorghum, cassava, pigeon pea and green grams as well as small livestock produced by poor and marginalized communities in the target counties of Kitui, Machakos, Makueni and Tana River. This will be achived by increasing the use of fertilizers and improved seeds; improving management of water resources by expanding irrigation and increasing water storage capacity.
Increasing market access and trade
The project will focus on expanding access to key agricultural markets for farmers and food insecure vulnerable groups. This will be achieved through the promotion of agro-processing businesses, improved storage, pest and disease control measures; providing access to finance through local farmer/youth/women based organizations; constructing and upgrading agricultural market outlets; and strengthening overall market linkages between farmers, processors, rural and urban consumers, and export markets.
The project will strengthen overall program management capacity including data collection, information system architecture, knowledge development and dissemination, policy reviews to facilitate institutional reforms, and developing the Government's third Medium Term Implementation Plan (MTIP).
The GAFSP Private Sector Window is also funding the Kenya Tea Development Agency Holdings Limited (KTDA), the largest tea business in East Africa.
Selected Supervising Entity:
African Development Bank (AfDB)
Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) for Technical Assistance
Official Project Documents:
Project Document (June 27, 2016, PDF)
AfDB Project Appraisal Document (October 2015, pdf)