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  • Government has allocated $64.9 million towards enhancing the resilience of the country’s agricultural sector and coastal areas.
  • The project is being financed through the Adaptation Fund and the Government.
  • The project also expects to process and approve 50 production and productivity grants.

Government has allocated $64.9 million towards enhancing the resilience of the country’s agricultural sector and coastal areas.

This is set out in the 2014/15 Estimates of Expenditure, currently before the House of Representatives.

The project, which is being financed through the Adaptation Fund and the Government, is being implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries. Its goal is to protect livelihoods and food security in vulnerable communities and increase the overall climate resilience of the agricultural sector.

It is anticipated that for this fiscal year, the project will implement 20 gravity drip irrigation systems; install 20 rainwater harvesting systems; establish two demonstration plots applying effective land husbandry and soil conservation techniques; conduct farmer training in water and land management practices; and conduct climate smart farmer field schools.

The project also expects to process and approve 50 production and productivity grants.

In effect since October 2012, the project has so far conducted a baseline survey and established baseline indicators; procured 30 small scale gravity drip irrigation systems; established one rain water harvesting system; hosted sensitization sessions in targeted communities; as well as engaged a project manager and administrative assistant.

The project is scheduled to end in March 2016.