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Raising Income for 1000 Small-Holders in Kenya

by SEED SAVERS NETWORK

Summary

The project aims at integrating Chilli Agri-enterprise to smallholders' farms which will introduce an income generating activity, diffuse Pond Irrigation Technology in their farms for sustainability in dry season by harvesting rain water, employ net shade indoor chilli production, monitor production through extension, provide marketing information and linkages for their produce.
$50,000.00
total goal
$50,000.00
remaining
14
days

Challenge

We have been working with smallholders and integrating agribusiness aspect through Chilli agri-enterprise would create a reliable source of income.However,they are unable to invest in their farms due to financial constraints.In Kenya, Vision 2030 identifies agriculture as a key sector through which annual economic growth rates of 10 percent can be achieved. In this Vision, smallholder agriculture will be transformed from subsistence to commercially oriented production.We aim at enhancing it.

Solution

This project aims at improving economic livelihood for 1000 small-scale farmers here in Gilgil Kenya.Beneficiaries will be provided with dam liners for water storage which will be used for production of chilli during dry seasons,ensure construction of net-shades in their production plots,receive extension services,ensure high quality produce and have access to ready market.

Long-Term Impact

The project will impact on our Country's Vision 2030 which identifies Agribusiness as one of the key drivers of transformation to annual economic growth rates of 10 percent. This can only be enhanced if small scale farmers who comprise the majority of farming population are empowered to shift from subsistence to agribusiness farming.The project will introduce income generating activity, diffuse Pond Irrigation Technology,employ nets-shade in farms and empower farmers thus accelerating growth.

Resources

http:/​/​www.seedsaverskenya.org

Organization Information

SEED SAVERS NETWORK

Location: Gilgil, Nakuru - Kenya
Website: http:/​/​www.seedsaverskenya.org
Project Leader:
Dominic Kimani
Gilgil, Nakuru Kenya
March 2017 Accelerator
Donations: $0 raised ($5,000 needed)
 
Donors: 0 (40 needed)
 
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