Who We Are

Kenya Climate-Smart Agriculture Project (KCSAP) is a Government of Kenya/World Bank-supported project under the State Department for Crops Development in the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Irrigation (MoALF&I). The project is implemented within five components: Component 1: Upscaling Climate-Smart Agricultural Practices; Component 2: Strengthening Climate-Smart Agricultural Research and Seed Systems; Component 3: Supporting Agro-weather, Market, Climate, and Advisory Services; Component 4: Project Coordination and Management; Component 5: Contingency Emergency Response. KCSAP aims to achieve three “triple wins”; 1) Sustainably increasing productivity; 2) Building resilience to climate risks (adaptation); 3) Reducing/removing Greenhouse Gas Emissions (mitigation). These will be achieved by focusing primarily on: (i) improving water/soil management, especially within smallholder crop and livestock production systems; (ii) promoting sustainable, community‐driven rangeland management and improved access to quality livestock services in ASALs; (iii) supporting the generation and dissemination of improved agricultural TIMPs and building sustainable seed systems; and (iv) enhancing access to quality agro-weather, climate, advisory, and market information services among farmers/herders for improved decision making.

KCSAP Project Development Objective (PDO) is to Increase agricultural productivity and build resilience which will be measurable through:

                (i) Impacting directly on a quantifiable number of beneficiaries                

                (ii)           Increasing productivity in selected Value Chains (VCs)

                (iii)          Adoption of TIMPs in the selected VCs

The Project Development Objective (PDO) is “to increase agricultural productivity and  build resilience to climate change risks in the targeted smallholder farming and pastoral communities in Kenya, and in the event of an Eligible Crisis or Emergency, to provide immediate and effective response.” The project has four main components as summarized below:

Component 1: Upscaling Climate-Smart Agricultural Practices focuses on interventions that promote and facilitate the adoption of TIMPs to achieve the CSA triple-wins: increased productivity; enhanced resilience (adaptation) and reduced GHG emissions (mitigation) per unit of output, as co-benefits.

Component 2: Strengthening Climate-Smart Agricultural Research and Seed Systems supports the development, validation and adoption of context-specific CSA TIMPs to target beneficiaries under Components 1 and 3; and also develop sustainable seed production and distribution systems. The component will also strengthen technical and institutional capacity of Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Organization (KALRO) to deliver its mandate and GRIFTU Pastoral Training Institute to deliver training.

Component 3: Supporting Agro-weather, Market, Climate and Advisory Services, supports development of agro-weather forecasting and marketing information system and their dissemination tools.

Component 4: Project Coordination and Management, supports activities related to national and county-level project coordination and management, including annual work planning and budgeting (AWP&B); fiduciary aspects (financial management and procurement); human resource (HR) management; safeguards compliance monitoring; development and implementation of Management Information System (MIS) and information, communication technology (ICT)-based platforms; monitoring and evaluation (M&E) and impact evaluation (IE) studies; and communication strategy and citizen engagement.

Component 5: Contingency Emergency Response. This component was provided to finance eligible expenditures related to emergency responsesin case of natural or man-made crises
or disasters, severe economic shocks or other crises and emergencies.