KEY MESSAGES

- Description: Implementation of good agricultural practices to increase soil fertility, fodder quality, and then milk production. Implementation of agricultural practices to protect water and capture CO2
- Specificity: Link farmers to Brookside, leader of dairy products in Kenya, which has committed to buy all the milk produced for 10 years
- Impact: Skills reinforcement of 1 200 groups of farmers and 15 existing cooperatives enabling them to offer more services to farmers (milk collection, training, articial insemination…)

 

FUNCTIONING

SOLUTION IMPLEMENTED IN THE MONT ELGON REGION:
Coalition of players based on the results
> Small farmers, local NGO, dairy cooperatives and industrials

Increase of agricultural production
> Organic fertilization, agroforestry, layout of the fields to favor water infiltration

Increase of milk production
> Production of quality fodder, training to better breeding techniques, artificial insemination

Ecosystem protection through agroforestry
> Limitation of soil erosion
> Protection of biodiversity by avoiding wild grazing

 

SCOPE

KENYA
+30 000 farmers of which 15 000 breeders

 

BUDGET

€ 4 M over 10 years

 

IMPACTS

Agricultural productivity
Milk production x20 for farmers in the area of the project

Climate change
1M+ tons of CO2 captured
20.000 ha converted in forest areas (agroforestry)

Sustainable dev. goals
Doubling of small farmers income
Women access to cooperative governance 15 000 women involved

 

NEXT STEPS

Replicate the model in other areas in Africa by opening the partnerships to institutional players in order to increase the production of public goods

 

LIVELIHOODS FUND - IMPROVE FARMERS' STANDARDS OF LIVING THROUGH MORE SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES

- Description: Livelihoods is composed of two investment funds created by private companies to improve the standards of living of rural communities and fight climate change while making company activities more sustainable
- Activities: Livelihoods offers to farmers agronomic models enabling to produce more while preserving their natural resources
Livelihoods link more efciently farmers to the market, notably to its investors' procurement channels to durably enhance their living conditions
Livelihoods projects yield also tangible benefits for the environment with CO2 sequestration, resource preservation and biodiversity protection
- Impact: 2 investment funds
9 projects already implementend by the carbon fund
12 private investors
1M project beneficiaries
- Livelihoods activity areas: Africa, Asia, Latin America

 

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