|CSA PROJECT:||water and soil management|
|SCALE:||County Coordination actions|
|LOCATION:||Makueni, Machakos and Kitui|
|PERIOD OF THE PROJECT:||2015-2018|
|GRANT SIZE OF THE PROJECT:||N/A|
INADES FORMATION KENYA
Summary of Actions
Inades Formation is a pan- African organization working in ten (10) African countries including Kenya. The organisation in its efforts to address climate change in the ASAL zones has engaged in knowledge dissemination, coordination and networking of CSA actions and research on various innovations. One of the innovations which has been developed based on indigenous knowledge is use of zai pits which are used for water and soil management.
Climate effects on agricultural production and productivity is posing a great change to small holder farming communities in arid and semi-arid zones in Kenya. Faced with these challenges, farmers are continually exploring different option to improve food production through research, learning and development. Such option include establishment of Zai pits at farm level. Zai pits are most suited for Arid and semi-arid land (ASAL) areas where soil is infertile, and rainfall is often lowand erratic.
To build the capacity of communities living in the ASAL region to ensure sustainable and efficient utilisation of natural resources.
|FARM LEVEL||TARGET(NO OF FARMERS)||INDICATORS MONITORED|
|Zai Pits||545||Improved infiltration, Improved soil fertility, Reduction of weeds, Increased yields|
|Moist gardens||120||Increased soil moisture retention|
|BEYOND FARM LEVEL||TARGET BENEFICIARIES||INDICATORS MONITORED|
|Inclusion of women and youth in CSA||Women||Improved food and nutrition security among the target group|
Participation In Key Climate & Agriculture Networks
The organisation is a member of the Climate Smart Agriculture Multi stakeholder Platform.
Involvement in CSA
Relevance of CSA MSP to Work
• Knowledge dissemination
• Coordination of CSA actions
- Information about CSA
- Learning and exchange
Recommendation On Ways To Support MSP
- Knowledge dissemination and technology transfer on climate smart agriculture practices
- Capacity building of CSA actors