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Projects

  1. Nutrition-sensitive Potato Partnership Project (NuSePPP)

 Funding Partner

 German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

Area of coverage

  • Nyandarua
  • Bungoma
  • TransNzoia
  • Elgeyo Marakwet

Period

2016-2023

Objectives

To support smallholder farmers in order to increase their potato yields and contribute to the improvement of the nutritional situation of malnourished people in Nyandarua, Bungoma, Trans Nzoia and Elgeyo Marakwet.

Implementing partners

  • GIZ
  • CIP
  • NPCK
  • KALRO
  • County Departments of Agriculture and Health; Nyandarua, Bungoma, Trans Nzoia and Elgeyo Marakwet counties.

Project Activities

  • Training material development for ToT and Farmers
  • ToT-Training
  • Establishment of tablet-based Monitoring system
  • Conduct of Farmer Field and Business schools
  • Establishment of innovation sites and farmer field days (CIP)
  • Training of decentralized seed-multipliers (CIP)
  • ICT based market information system for seed and ware potatoes
  • ToT training of Community health extension workers.
  • Training of Community Dialogues groups
  • School based nutrition programme initiated
  • Nutrition Advisory through ICT

Project News/Achievements

  • 90 Agricultural Officers trained through ToT-Training
  • 6,120 farmers trained through Farmer Field and Business schools
  • Development of national potato strategy and county potato strategies supported
  • 62 Community Health Extension Workers trained.
  • 907 Community Health Volunteers trained on Nutrition aspects
  • 13,605 people trained on Nutrition aspects
  • More than 20 innovation sites for improved potato cultivation methods established

New initiatives as offspring of NuSePPP

  1. de IPM -A PPP Project with an Irish Seed Producing Company and a Kenyan Food processor to increase use of certified seed and link farmers to market (started 01/2018).

 Area of coverage

  • Nyandarua

 Year

2018-2019

Objective

Incomes for small-scale farmers through professionalization of potato farming are improved.

Activities

  • ToT training to Ward agricultural officers
  • Capacity building of farmers on good agricultural practices.
  • Linking farmers to markets.
  • Introduction new potato varieties to farmers (IPM)
  • Development of training materials on marketing and Farming Business.
  • Establishment of demonstration plots of the new varieties.
  • Training of lead farmers.

Implementers

  • GIZ
  • Kevian
  • NPCK
  • County Department Agriculture

Achievements

  • 250 farmers organized into 10 marketing groups.
  • Off season production through irrigation using solar pumps.
  • Seed multiplication (IPM)
  • 10 groups piloting the new varieties.

 

  1. de Sereni Fries -PPP Project on Linking young farmers to market and youth employment with Kenyan potato processor (started 01/2019) County- Nyandarua and Bungoma counties

Year

2019-2020

Objective

Create employment by building the capacity/capabilities of young people along the potato value chain

Activities

  • Linking young farmers to market.
  • Strengthening service delivery skills of young service providers.
  • Engaging young people in Agro-Processing
  • Development of marketing training materials

Implementing partners

  • GIZ
  • Sereni Fries
  • County Department Agriculture

Achievements

  • Farmers linked to market.
  • Contract farming with farmers by Sereni Fries

 

  1. de IPM – DeveloPPP.de AgroCares (PPP Project on Soil Testing with Dutch Soil Test Company

Period

Started August 2018

Area of coverage

  • Nyandarua
  • Bungoma, Trans Nzoia
  • Elgeyo Marakwet

Period

2018-2021

Objective

 Farmers have better information on soil fertility management.

Activities

  • Development of ToT training materials and farmer handbooks.
  • ToT training
  • Establishment of soil fertility management innovation sites with CIP
  • Soil testing service to farmers provided by private service providers.

Implementing partners

  • GIZ
  • AgroCares
  • County Department Agriculture

Achievements

  • Awareness raising on soil fertility management.
  • 21 Agricultural officers trained on soil fertility management and soil testing.
  • 60 Lead farmers trained on soil fertility management and soil testing.
  • 450 farmers capacitated on importance of soil testing and having their soils tested.
  • Up-scaling the business of 2 private service providers.