SAII has implemented numerous programmes through various funded projects with specific target communities in Kenya, East Africa and Horns of Africa.
SAII : Resilience Building
Resilience building and Income generation project for Agro-Pastoral communities in Turkana county of northern Kenya
Funded by NAK Karitative and BMZ-Germany, the project established 2 modern Aloe Vera and Moringa Value Addition centers and 40 demonstration plots, diversifying and expanding household incomes among pastoralists in Turkana county. Over 1600 households (approx. 10,000 individuals) are now able to generate substantial income from production and sale of soap and shampoo as well as sale of agro-forestry trees and about 2,975 have so far adopted aloe vera and moringa value chains as alternative sources of livelihood as well as agro-forestry contributing positively to environmental and soil conservation along river Turkwel in Turkana county.
SAII : Resilience Building
Baringo Resilience Initiative: Nurturing Greater Opportunities
The 655m euros project, funded by The European Union is designed to build resilience of over 10,000 households (60,000 individuals) in Baringo County, by promoting activities that will build their capacity to over come climatic shock that frequents the region. The 4 year project is an initiative by Self Help Africa, FSK and SAII as implementing partners, together with NDMA and the County Government of Baringo. SAII is promoting adoption of productive, climate resilient and nutrition sensitive agriculture and livestock production strategies, participatory land utilization and management among 5000 households (200 groups) in Mogotio and Baringo south, by introducing new drought resilient, adaptive and high yielding inputs and livestock breed, including pasture/fodder and rehabilitation of over 50 water resources as well as installation of new water resources to promote production all year round.
Household Income and Nutrition Diversification Project through commercialization of bean value chain in Kakamega County, Western Kenya
Funded by the European Union through KALRO, the project introduced new, improved and high yielding bean varieties to 2000 farmers in Lugari and Likuyani sub-counties of Kakamega County, resulting to increased food and nutrition security to 2000 smallholder, market access to 1200 small holder farmers through promotion of seed entrepreneurship among 40 seed bulker, establishing 10 well equipped aggregation centers, and dedicated market linkages and business development services to all the 2000 small holder farmers
SAII : Soil Conservation
Soil Conservation and promotion of conservation agriculture in Siaya County, Western Kenya
Funded by WHH, with an objective to develop an improved land use and management strategies for sustainable use of natural resources for long term economic growth, which is environmentally sustainable, the project managed to improve soil conservation, through training and capacity building on conservation agriculture, field demos provision of certified seeds, and agro-forestry to over 400 smallholder farmers in Rarienda sub-county of Siaya County. The project carried out over 200 soil testing to determine soil nutrient level and an integrated approach carried out to attain soil health and fertility with the 400 farmers and set up over 10 modern nurseries to ensure availability of assorted nitrogen fixing trees to farmers, contributing to improved soil health and environmental conservation with long term positive effects on climate change.
OTHER KEY PROJECTS
Promotion of Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) among smallholder farmers in East Africa Region (Kenya and Tanzania)
Upscaling sustainable agricultural practices for smallholder farmers in Western Kenya (Molo, Kuresoi, Migori, Homa Bay, Kakamega and Vihiga districts)
Promoting Groundnut through Conservation Agriculture in Ndhiwa District.
Promotion of Conservation Agriculture in Embu and Kathiani districts.
Promoting Conservation Agriculture as adaptation and mitigation Strategy to Climate Change in Busia, Homa Bay and Ndhiwa districts.
Integrated Striga Weed Control and Improved Soil Health in Western Kenya
Scaling up Conservation Agriculture in Migori, Homa bay and Ndhiwa districts.
Capacity Building of farmers and extension staff on conservation agriculture in Juba and Lainya county of CES-South Sudan
SAII _ Value Chain
Community Integrated WASH and Market-Led Agricultural Value-Chain Development Project in Busia County, Western Kenya
The project successfully integrated WASH with Agriculture. funded by NAK Karitative-Germany, the project, in collaboration with the County Government of Busia, identified and rehabilitated 90 spring wells as enabled establishment of demonstration plots for 90 groups/households, by promoting access to improved cassava and vegetable inputs. The spring well enable production and marketing of local vegetable, horticultural crops and cassava all year round among 2700 small holder farmers in Matayos, Teso and Butula sub-county, who also enjoy access to clean and safe water. The project also established a community water project, supplying clean and safe water to amairo dispensary, st bridget school for the deaf and over 400 household. In total, the project impacted positively to smallholder livelihoods by supplying clean and safe water and increasing productivity of over 2300 smallholder farmers/households in Busia County.
SAII _ Value Chain
Household Income and Nutrition diversification among smallholders through organic home and kitchen gardens
Funded by USAID through RTI, the project introduced organic kitchen gardening to 4,000 smallholder farmers in Busia and Siaya counties, by establishing 125 demonstration plot. SAII supplied simple technologies that included basic water harvesting solutions and pumping system, to each of the 125 demonstration plot, to ensure production of local vegetable, horticultural crops and passion fruits and all year round. Further, each demonstration plot was equipped with knap sack sprayer and through 125 lead farmers, all the 4000 farmers were equipped with knowledge on production, post harvest management, seed bulking, value addition and marketing. In the end, the project improved household dietary diversity score (HDDS) of over 2800 households by 33% and through market linkages, household incomes increased for about 1200 households by 44% (with 856 household reporting the increase from 0% i.e. selling target value chain for the first time). SAII promoted food preservation through solar drying/value addition and seed entrepreneurship further contributing to household food & nutrition security and incomes for over 4000 households in Siaya and Busia county.
SAII _ Cotton
Strengethening Cotton Value Development for Improved Income and Food& Nutrition Security in Western Kenya Project
This project is funded by the European union and is expected to run from 2019 to 2023.SAII is in partnership with Rift valley Product Ltd for the implementation of the project. The project focuses on increasing income, food and nutrition security of cotton-producing smallholders in Kisumu, Siaya, Busia and Homa Bay counties through economically, socially and environmentally sustainable cotton production strategies ,to increase productivity.
SAII _ Fodder
Sustainable Promotion of Range Pasture and Fodder production and marketing among the pastoral and Agro-pastoral communities in Marsabit County
The project commercialized fodder, moringa and honey value chains in Marsabit. Funded by NAK-Karitative, the project introduced new and improved grass ecotypes, modern hives as well as moringa seeds among pastoralist in Marsabit. The project set up modern value addition centers for Moringa and honey, fully commercializing the value chains, and in the long run diversifying and increasing household incomes to over 2400 pastoralists. SAII designed business models that included seed entrepreneurship under fodder value chains, again diversifying and expanding pastoralists households incomes in Marsabit county.
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