|PI name||DAVID KURIA WAMUKURU|
|Project title||TECHNICAL SUPPORT PARTNER ON VALUE CHAIN AND AGRONOMIC SUPPORT FOR OVC HOUSEHOLDS IN NAKURU, MAKUENI, NYERI, KIAMBU, EMBU AND NAROK COUNTIES IN KENYA|
|Partners||Christian AID and Local Implementing Partners in each County|
|Project Location||NAKURU, MAKUENI, NYERI, KIAMBU, EMBU AND NAROK COUNTIES IN KENYA|
|Project description||The Comprehensive Assistance, Support and Empowerment for Orphans and vulnerable Children (CASE-OVC) project seeks to respond to the challenges facing OVC in 18 counties through service delivery to the children and their caregivers; improving the economic capacity of the households and strengthening the informal and formal facilitative systems for OVC support and welfare. The program is implemented in 18 counties in Kenya namely: Nakuru, Kiambu, Turkana, Murang’a, Machakos, Narok, MakueniMeru, Kajiado, Nyeri, Kitui, Nyandarua, Kirinyaga, Embu, Baringo, Laikipia, Tharaka-Nithi and Samburu. The project will implement targeted and strategic activities focusing on three levels of vulnerability: individual, household and systemic.
The targeted and strategic activities will include identifying the value chains dominant, the gaps for training. The training will involve training of champion farmers and lead care givers who in turn train others on model farmers. This will facilitate sustainability and diffusion of innovations.
CASE OVC is working with Egerton University as the technical partner to support the delivery of Household Economic Strengthening. This will be piloted in 6 counties and later to be scaled up in the 18 counties. The target caregivers are smallholder farmers and agribusinesses; with an aim to move them from subsistence production to commercial agriculture.
|Expected outputs||Project Outputs: Value Chain Analysis: 3 Priority Value Chains Analyzed in Six Project County i) Undertake VCA of the selected value chains in each county ii) Identify constraints faced by caregivers participating in selected value chains iii) Identify opportunities and competitive advantage the value chains being practiced by caregivers in selected counties iv) Identify and create linkages with lead firm in each value chain Agronomic Support for 10,000 Caregivers in 6 Counties i) Support the caregivers to take up Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) in the production of the selected crops. ii) Trainings on GAP, minimum tilling, integrated pests management technologies iii) Formation of producer organizations e.g. Farmer Field Schools iv) Capacity building on composting, manure preparation, use of organic inputs among other GAPs and CAs modes of farming.|