Agri-Tech Solutions for Climate Resilience and Financial Inclusion of Smallholders in Kenya
Small holder farming in Kenya continue to be negatively impacted by unpredictable weather patterns and lack of appropriate financing to stimulate sustainable agricultural commercialisation. DanChurchAid and commercial partner Ingemann – together with Juhudi Kilimo and Momentum Trust – seek to ensure smallholder farmers have increased incomes through climate resilient livelihoods and increased financial inclusion. The Agri-Tech Project aims to improve economic productivity through i) the provision of affordable and user-friendly digital climate smart agro-extension advisory services (BioClimatica) that will contribute to higher yields and productivity, and ii) enhancing climate adjusted credit risk scoring by financial service providers to avail tailor made financial offers and products for smallholder farmers. In addition, this project will strengthen farmer organisations to enhance collective action including access to competitive markets as we as agro-inputs. Ultimately, this project will seek to demonstrate a strong responsible and commercially viable business case for smallholder farmers, off-takers, financial service providers and providers of Agri-tech solutions which can be up-scaled to other African countries.
Administrative Partner DanChurchAid (DCA) Key Commercial Partner Ingemann Other Partners Juhudi Kilimo, Momentum Trust Country Kenya Sector Services Open / Closed Open Duration July 2020 - December 2023 Approval Year 2019