|Approval Date||05 Sep 2007|
|Signature Date||26 Nov 2007|
|Planned Completion Date||30 Sep 2016|
|Last Disbursement Planned Date||30 Sep 2016|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|Sector||Agriculture and Rural Development|
|DAC Sector Code||31110|
The proposed Small-scale Horticulture Development Project (SHDP) supports Kenya’s vision and current development strategy that focuses on growth and poverty reduction as articulated in the Economic Recovery Strategy for Wealth and Employment Creation (ERS). The project will focus on improving horticultural crop production through rehabilitation and expansion of irrigation infrastructure in selected existing gravity-fed surface irrigation schemes. Apart from improved irrigation infrastructure, the project will also focus on improved production and post-harvest handling technologies, market accessibility, financial services and capacity building. The project will contribute to achievement of core MDG objectives of poverty alleviation and sustainable development and promoting gender equality and empowerment of women through their involvement in project activities. The project will comprise 3 components namely: (i) Irrigation and Infrastructure Development (ii) Farmer Support and (iii) Project Coordination. It will be implemented over a period of 6 years with an estimated total cost, including contingencies, is UA 19.75 million.
The overall sector goal of the project is to contribute to poverty reduction and food security in rural Kenya. The specific objective is to increase household incomes of small-scale horticultural producers in the project area through increased production of horticultural products and enhanced marketing.
The 8 project districts have a total population of about 4,428,519 people out of which 52% are women. Although the irrigation schemes will directly benefit 5,812 households (35,000 people), it is estimated that more than 1,000,000 people in the 8 districts will indirectly benefit from the irrigation schemes, horticultural production and marketing, income generating activities, catchment conservation and extension services.
African Development Fund
Ministry of Agriculture
|Last Update||15 Apr 2021|
|Name||MAINA Onesmus Waweru|
|-1.282 37.408||Machakos District|
|0.99 35.55||Marakwet District|
|-2.131 36.878||Kajiado District|
|-0.696089 37.6861||Mbeere District|
|-0.484025 36.1713||Nakuru District|
|-1.24076 35.7356||Narok District|
|-0.32684 37.6608||Meru South District|