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Information Sheet of Rice Related Project/Program in CARD First Group Countries
1. Country Kenya
2. Title (Full name) Community Agricultural Development Project in Semi Arid Lands
3. Project Location Keiyo Disitrict (Metkei, Soy, and Tambach Divisions), Maraket District (Tunyo, and Tot Divisions)
4. Type of project 3
1. Grant, 2. Loan, 3. Technical Coop./Assistance, 4. National budget, 5. Private sector
5. Field of support 3 4 6
1. Policy, 2. R & D, 3. Extension & Training, 4. Production, 5. Marketing
6. Post-harvest, 7. Irrigation, 8. Credit, 9. Seed, 10. Other ( specify below )
6. Fund sources
(Funding agency)
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
7. Budget JPY 330 million
8. Project duration Total: $ 6.25 million 11 Oct. 2005
(dd/mm/yy) End: 10 Oct. 2010
9. Goal and objectives Goal: Agricultural production is increased in Keiyo and Marakwet districts
Obj.: The target groups increase agricultural production in a sustainable manner.
10. Target beneficiaries Direct: Smallholder farmers, farmers' organizations, pastoralists, women and youth
11. Project component (activities) 1. 1. Participatory Planning.
1.1 Conduct a baseline survey to establish current status.
1.2 Identify farmer groups.
1.3 Train farmer groups on PCM/RRA/PRA.
1.4 Involve the community members and their leaders through the entire project planning and implementation process of CIP.
2. 2. Pluralistic Extension.
2.1 Conduct a district assessment of existing service providers.
2.2 Strengthen a divisional networking of service providers.
2.3 Provide technical support to service providers.
2.4 Facilitate to make a divisional action plan of pluralistic extension service.
2.5 Facilitate location to utilize agricultural development action plan.
3. 3. Agricultural Production Technologies.
3.1 Conduct an assessment of existing and potential technologies.
3.2 Identify potential target groups and facilitate to link the target groups with suppliers of technologies for CPTD.
3.3 Verify farmer-friendly technologies (such as water harvesting, new varieties/breeds and cultural practices, post-harvest technology, etc.).
3.4 Conduct trainings to promote newly verified technologies.
4. 4. Community Agriculture Development.
4.1 Analyze process and outcomes from the Project.
4.2 Develop guidelines for community agriculture development.
12. Expected results (outputs) 1. Participatory Project Planning and Implementation are strenthened.
2. Pluralistic extension service delivery is promoted.
3. Appropriate technologies to increase crop and livestock production are verified.
4. Guidelines for community agricultural development are prepared
13. Inputs 1. 1 Japanese Side
1-1 Dispatch of experts
1) Long-term expert: Chief Adviser/Semi Arid Land Agriculture, Coordinator/Community Development
2) Short-term experts (Crop, Livestock, etc.)
1-2 Provision of equipment and vehicle(s)
1-3 Training of counterparts in Japan or in third countries
1-4 Allocation of operational costs for the Project
2. 2 Kenyan side
2-1 Assignment of counterpart personnel and administrative staff
1) Counterpart personnel including Project Director and Project Manager
2) Driver(s) and other necessary support personnel
2-2 Provision of land, building, and other necessary facilities
2-3 Allocation of operational costs for the Project
14. Implementing agency Ministry of Agriculture
15. Status of the project 3 1. Pipeline, 2. Approved, 3. Ongoing, 4. Completed
16. Issues/problems
Keywords: Agricultural technology transfer, Community agriculture, Semi arid lands, NERICA