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Finance Innovation for Climate Change Fund (FICCF) promoted the commercialization of climate resilient commodities in Kenya through a first-of-its kind pilot intervention to on-lend international climate finance to Kenyan smallholder farmers engaged in sorghum, cassava, dairy and indigenous chicken. Climate change studies show that the high production areas where FICCF focuses its efforts are increasingly shrinking as ASALs continue to expand due to temperature rise, necessitating agricultural transformation.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 July 2018 13:01

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UKAID Climate Change Learning Conference 2018

The DAI team involved the UKAID supported Strengthening Adaptation and Resilience to Climate Change in Kenya (StARCK+) Programme hosted their final StARCK+ learning conference in Nairobi on May 9 and 10. The programme which brings together 6 components implemented by 5 contractors supported Kenya’s efforts in addressing climate change through catalyzing private sector innovation and investment, strengthening climate change governance and supporting civil society advocacy. 

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 July 2018 12:56

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Sorghum in Kenya: Building Resilience for Food Security

One way to increase rural food security and build resilience to climate uncertainty in Kenya is to transition smallholder farmers to drought resistant crops like sorghum. The country’s main staple, maize, is no longer economically viable in lower rainfall areas so as a substitute, sorghum has been identified as a promising investment opportunity...
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Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 December 2017 09:20

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Climate Smart Agriculture: Cassava Value Chain

Cassava is a resilient production system in itself, able to do well in agro-climatically fragile environments where other cereal crops become unviable. Currently grown in Nyanza, Western and Coast provinces, where it is a main staple, cassava is projected to be less affected in the future climate than most popular crops...
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Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 December 2017 09:27

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Conference: Private Sector Engagement in Climate Smart Agriculture Value Chains

The two-day CSA conference in Nairobi is an opportunity to share and discuss the first-hand results generated by the FICCF pilot. Panellists will include key stakeholders of the pilot (from MFIs, aggregators, extension providers, insurance providers, climate information services, farmer representatives) as well

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