our work


in kenya

Kenya overview


Supporting smallholder farmers to move from subsistence to prosperity is at the core of our programme work in Kenya.

Our largest scheme in Kenya is supporting the development of the cassava value chain across several district of Southern Kenya, benefitting 28,000 people.

Other projects include poultry rearing, rainwater harvesting, livestock rearing and banana and cashew production which focus on improved food and nutrition.

Full Name: Republic of Kenya
Population: 43.18 Million (UN Data 2012)
Capital: Nairobi
Area: 581,309 SQ KM (224,080 SQ Miles)
Major Languages: English (Official), Swahili (Official), Numerous indigenous languages
Major Religions: Christianity, Islam, Traditional Beliefs

Kenya projects


AFLASCOPE
Kenya
Examining the feasibility of using an acoustic separation platform for purification of aflatoxins from crops. 

SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE & RURAL DEVELOPMENT SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME
Molo & Nakuru County
This three years project supports the training and education of students in sustainable agriculture and rural development through the Baraka Agricultural College certificate course.

BUILDING SUSTAINABLE LIVELIHOODS FOR HOUSEHOLDS AFFECTED BY HIV/AIDS
Nakuru & Narok 
The APHIA Plus project seeks to improve the economic situation of marginalised, poor and disadvantaged groups (especially those families affected by HIV/AIDS) by improving their crop production and linking these groups to commercial opportunities.

EMPOWERING WOMEN WITHIN THE CASHEW VALUE CHAIN
Kilifi
The project, like its counterpart in Ghana, is empowering cashew growers associations through the improvement of cashew nut quality and training in value chain management.

CASSAVA AGGREGATION: SUPPORTING SMALLHOLDER AGRICULTURE & VALUE ADDITION 
Siaya, Migori, Homa Bay, Busia, Kisumu, Kitui & Kilifi
This five years project funded by the EU, Irish Aid and the Walmart Foundation seeks to develop the production and added value of cassava as a way to improve livelihoods of small-holder farmers. 28,000 farmers organised in producer groups are benefitting through access to quality-declared cassava planting material, training in field management, disease control, post harvest handling, storage, processing and more.

WATER AND SANITATION IN KERINGET 
Keringet 
This project will facilitate the provision of clean water and access to school latrines for communities, both for domestic and agricultural use, over a one year period. 

GORTA GLOBAL VILLAGE: KERINGET
Keringet
The project is designed to improve the food security, incomes and environment of the Keringet community while promoting the health of 3,371 households in the area.


TO CONTACT US ABOUT OUR WORK IN KENYA:



Haven Court,
Westlans Apt. B2 & B5,
P.O. BOX 25503-00100,
Nairobi, Kenya
Tel. +254 703 94677 / 773 193435
Email: kenya@selfhelpafrica.org