Kenya- Small scale irrigation and value addition project

Project Summary

Approval Date 18 Nov 2015
Signature Date 04 Feb 2016
Planned Completion Date 30 Jun 2023
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Jun 2023
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31110
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 46,763,325.72
Status Implementation

Project General Description

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.

Project Objectives

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.

Participating Organization

Ministry of Agriculture
Government Of Kenya
Government of Kenya
Global Agriculture and Food Security Program
African Development Bank


IATI identifier 46002-P-KE-AAZ-009
Last Update 22 Mar 2023


Contact Details

Name Onesmus Waweru MAINA

Geographic Location

Country Kenya
Coordinates Location Name
-0.79 35.35 Bomet
-2.131 36.878 Kajiado
-1.835 38.451 Kitui
-1.282 37.408 Machakos
-2.222 37.872 Makueni
0 37.518 Meru
-0.684 36.994 Muranga
-0.344 36.5 Nyandarua
-0.42 36.95 Nyeri
-1.53333 39.41667 Tana River