|Approval Date||18 Nov 2015|
|Signature Date||04 Feb 2016|
|Planned Completion Date||30 Jun 2022|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|Sector||Agriculture and Rural Development|
|DAC Sector Code||31110|
The proposed Kenya Small Scale Irrigation and Value Addition Project (SIVAP) is designed to focus on eleven counties within few arid and mostly semi-arid lands, namely Kitui, Makueni, Machakos, Tana River, Bomet, Meru, Tharaka Nithi, Nyandarua, Murang'a, Kajiado and Nyeri Counties. These counties have been chosen due to a number of factors, most importantly among them, is that the areas receive low to moderate rainfall ranging from a low of 200 mm/year in the most arid areas to 1900 mm/year in the higher potential areas.
The SIVAP broad objective is to contribute to poverty reduction by enhancing agricultural productivity and income, and food security among beneficiaries of these 11 counties. The project has four main components which include: (i) enhanced irrigation infrastructures and water resources development; (ii) improved access to markets and strengthening value chains; (iii) institutional strengthening and capacity development; and (iv) project coordination and management. The project will be implemented over a period of 6 years (2015-2021).
The direct and indirect beneficiaries include 104,000 farming households, (54,000 are direct beneficiaries while over 50,000 are indirect beneficiaries) making a total of 520,000 persons – 58% of whom are women and youths in eleven counties of the country. The project will result in increased incomes and food security in these communities with increased economic off-farm activities as well.
African Development Bank
Global Agriculture and Food Security Program
Government Of Kenya
Ministry of Agriculture
|Last Update||12 May 2021|
|Name||MAINA Onesmus Waweru|
|-0.10094 38.02883||Tharaka - Nithi|
|-1.53333 39.41667||Tana River|