Climate change remains a major factor influencing agricultural productivity in Sub Saharan countries like Kenya. Emerging and projected climate change patterns that include increased variability of seasonal rainfall, frequency and intensity of extreme weather events result to droughts and floods, thus increasing the vulnerability of farming systems. This is critical while also considering the low adaptive capacity and resilience and ultimately leads to devastating impacts on the national economy and the livelihoods of the people.
The Kenya Climate Smart Agriculture Implementation Framework (KCSAIF), 2018 to 2027, outlines modalities through which the sector would implement climate-smart actions.
On the other hand, the KCSAS identifies several challenges in achieving a concerted climate action in the agriculture sector. These include the poor coordination across stakeholders and across principle CSA measures contributing to inefficiencies and underreporting of achievements. The KCSAIF included a component on inclusive institutional coordination which aims at 1) strengthening coordination and collaboration across ministries; national and county governments; private sector and CSOs; research and academia and development partners and other non-state actors on CSA-related issues; and 2) creating an enabling policy and institutional environment for the realization of the CSA objectives in general. In line with these aspirations, Biovision Foundation and Climate Change Agriculture and Food Security(CCAFS), the MOALFI Climate Change Unit together with other stakeholders set up the Multi-Stakeholder Platform (MSP) for CSA.