|CSA PROJECT:||Climate Smart Agriculture|
|SCALE:||National coordination actions|
|LOCATION:||Kisumu, HomaBay, Siaya, Migori, Busia,
Kilifi, Makueni and Nakuru.
|PERIOD OF THE PROJECT:||2011- present|
|GRANT SIZE OF THE PROJECT:||N/A|
Summary of Actions
Rafiki Microfinance is a micro lender, which provides loans to suppliers and producers to market agricultural produce on behalf of farmers. The organization seeks to promote poultry, dairy and crop farming and provide farmers with farm inputs on credit to boost agriculture. Some of the key activities of the organisation has been to promote farming of climate resilient crops in Western and Eastern Kenya and value-chain development, specifically for cassava, sorghum and dairy value chains.
Most farmers across the country face the effects of climate change and variability. . Generally, farmers report poor distribution and higher variability and unpredictability of rains, affecting the growing seasons, as well as increased cases of floods and drought. Due to the changing climatic conditions, there is need to plant drought tolerant crops to cope with the climatic changes
To promote the growing of resilient crop for cassava and sorghum.
|BEYOND FARM LEVEL||TARGET BENEFICIARIES||INDICATORS MONITORED|
|Provision of credit facilities financing.||Smallholder farmers.||– agricultural lending portfolio (agriculture loan book) net income disposal to the smallholder farmers farm produce output|
Participation In Key Climate & Agriculture Networks
The organisation is a member of the Climate Smart Agriculture Multistakeholder Platform.
Involvement in CSA
Relevance of CSA MSP to Work
- Coordination and networking
- Financing of climate smart agricultural actions
- Develop new business
Recommendation On Ways To Support MSP
- Developing specific climate smart agriculture policies, legislations, strategies, plans
- Developing capacities of key actors involved in climate smart agriculture implementation
- Providing financial support to proposed initiatives.
Lessons and Challenges in Implementation of CSA Project
Some of the challenges encountered in the implementation of the CSA project are lack of collatirisation among the majority of smallholder farmers to secure credit facilities, low liquidity cashflow among the smallholder farmers and lack of sufficient data within the sector for precise decision-making.
Relevant Links & References
Organisation Information and Contact Address incase of Follow Up
Name: Alex Kiragu
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone address: 254 722 242 465
Organisational Website: http://www.rafikibank.co.ke/