Project profile — Improved Food Security for Farm Families

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Improved Food Security for Farm Families - Overview
Farmers Helping Farmers (CA-CRA_ACR-0010001823)
2011-04-15 - 2014-05-22
Country / region • Kenya (99.00%)
• Canada (1.00%)
Sector • Agriculture
Food crop production (31161) (48.00%)
• Agriculture
Agricultural co-operatives (31194) (36.00%)
• Developmental Food Aid/Food Security Assistance
Food aid/food security programs (52010) (15.00%)
• Unallocated/ Unspecified
Promotion of development awareness (99820) (1.00%)
Policy marker • Gender equality (principal objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
Description and results


The project aims to improve food security for 200 farmwomen and their families in the drought-risk communities of Marega and Kiirua, Kenya with a total population of 30,000. The project works with two local women’s self-help groups to improve agricultural production on their own farms and to empower them to educate their communities in better agricultural practices. The project is designed to: (1) increase the production and availability of quality food in these communities by providing crop inputs and advisory services on drought tolerant crops and successful farming techniques; (2) enhance the capacity and sustainability of a local agricultural centre to provide ongoing agricultural services and supplies to these communities; and (3) support local farm families to produce and market high value crops to improve local livelihoods and access to quality food. The local partners in the project are the Muchui Women's Self-Help Group and the Ruuju Women's Self-Help Group.

Results achieved

Results acheived as of the end of the project (May 2014) : (1) Provide crop inputs to women's groups; (2) Provide technical advice on sustainable cropping techniques; (3) Develop fact sheets on farming practices; (4) Construct on-farm grain storages; (5) Provide tractor and tillage equipment; (6) Provide 25 greenhouses; (7) Provide technical advice to greenhouse operators; (8) Establish and operate demonstration gardens at 5 schools; and (9) Establish lunch feeding programs at local schools.



Original budget $0
Planned Disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
11-03-2016 Disbursement -$6,313
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