INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT MODEL FOR SMALLHOLDER FARMERS IN SEMI ARID ELGEIYO-MARAKWET COUNTY, KENYA Ms. Everlyne Koech Cherob...
<ul><li>Start of this project’s journey was  2007 with Volunteer Farmers Outreach  Initiatives to sensitize farmers on env...
EMEDEN KENYA Since 2010 <ul><li>Expanded its Beekeeping and sunflower project to include dry land crops mainly millet, sor...
ABOUT THE PROJECT <ul><li>Primarily working in semi arid parts of Elgeiyo Marakwet county by establishing a network of Far...
<ul><li>More than 80% land of Kenya is Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASAL).  </li></ul><ul><li>Elgeiyo Marakwet County forms p...
IMAGE OF PROJECT AREA
PROJECT INVESTMENT <ul><li>Initial capital of USD4,850 in 2009 in farmers outreach. </li></ul><ul><li>USD 5,000 was invest...
FINANCIAL PROJECTIONS Income statement 2009 2010 2011 (Estimates) USD 2012 (Estimates) USD 2013 (Estimates) USD 2014 (Esti...
  CONTRIBUTION TO COMMUNITY <ul><li>The project deals with over 2000 smallholder farmers through direct service provision....
<ul><ul><li>USD 5,000 farmers outreach and extension services. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>USD 5,000 invest in input supply...
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS <ul><li>Africa Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD), a Program of CGIAR, thank you for ...
“ LONG LIVE EMRC” THANK YOU  PROTECTED AREAS ON THE ESCARPMENT
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Emeden Kenya Project Incubator Award 2011

  1. 1. INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT MODEL FOR SMALLHOLDER FARMERS IN SEMI ARID ELGEIYO-MARAKWET COUNTY, KENYA Ms. Everlyne Koech Cherobon Coordinator and Founder, EMEDEN KENYA EMRC AGRIBUSINESS FORUM, SOUTH AFRICA; 16 th -19 th Oct 2011
  2. 2. <ul><li>Start of this project’s journey was 2007 with Volunteer Farmers Outreach Initiatives to sensitize farmers on environmental issues and existing unexploited agricultural opportunities in semi arid Keiyo district. </li></ul><ul><li>In 2010, EMEDEN Kenya was formally registered under the laws of Kenya as non profit member based farmer organization. </li></ul><ul><li>First formal project was introduction of improved beekeeping practices integrated with sunflower farming. </li></ul>
  3. 3. EMEDEN KENYA Since 2010 <ul><li>Expanded its Beekeeping and sunflower project to include dry land crops mainly millet, sorghum, green grams, ground nuts and beans. </li></ul><ul><li>It started with initial capital of US$4,850 and is now worth over $US10,000 </li></ul><ul><li>5 people started as volunteer staff and are currently on salary, while an additional 7 have been added on commission basis </li></ul><ul><li>Established 4 Farmers Resource Centers in the target area </li></ul>
  4. 4. ABOUT THE PROJECT <ul><li>Primarily working in semi arid parts of Elgeiyo Marakwet county by establishing a network of Farmers Resource Centers across the target area that provide the following integrated agricultural services to the smallholder farmers at their farm gate. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Farm Inputs and Household Goods (Agro-Vet Shop). </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Collection and bulking point of farm produce for value addition and onward access to wider market (Market Access). </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Library unit on agricultural Information and Technology. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Group Savings and Lending (Micro financial services). </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>More than 80% land of Kenya is Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASAL). </li></ul><ul><li>Elgeiyo Marakwet County forms part of the semi arid lands and is divided into three geographic zones; the highland plateau, the Elgeiyo Escarpment and the Kerio Valley, </li></ul><ul><li>The project is located on the Escarpment and the Valley characterized by: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Low rainfall of between 700 mm to 1,000 mm annually sometimes lower. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Experiences increasing poverty coupled by increasing environmental degradation. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Farmers cultivate on steep slopes so that rainwater that used to infiltrate and feed the springs and rivers now runs off the surface with ravaging speed. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The situation has created a vicious cycle that can turn the escarpment zone, which still looks very much like paradise, into a barren landscape, many rocks …and few people. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Strategic multidimensional measures have to be instituted to turn around the above conditions. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>This project is an attempt to reverse this scenario. </li></ul></ul></ul>ABOUT THE PROJECT cont…
  6. 6. IMAGE OF PROJECT AREA
  7. 7. PROJECT INVESTMENT <ul><li>Initial capital of USD4,850 in 2009 in farmers outreach. </li></ul><ul><li>USD 5,000 was invested in Farm input supply and market access. </li></ul><ul><li>And further USD25,000 needed to scale up its activities. </li></ul>
  8. 8. FINANCIAL PROJECTIONS Income statement 2009 2010 2011 (Estimates) USD 2012 (Estimates) USD 2013 (Estimates) USD 2014 (Estimates) USD 2015 (Estimates) USD REVENUE - 14,220 19,500 21,450 24,024 27,147 30,948 Raw Material Costs - 6,220 7,550 8,305 9,302 10,511 11,982 Operation Costs - 1,780 2,220 2,442 2,735 3,091 3,523 Marketing Costs - 4,440 5,780 6,358 7,121 8,047 9,173 Net Income - 1,780 3,950 4,345 4,866 5,499 6,269
  9. 9. CONTRIBUTION TO COMMUNITY <ul><li>The project deals with over 2000 smallholder farmers through direct service provision. </li></ul><ul><li>Each farmer has average of 6 member household, hence the project directly benefits 12000 community members. </li></ul><ul><li>12 persons are employed. </li></ul><ul><li>60% of these persons are women and youth. </li></ul><ul><li>Project is expected to increase employment opportunities by at least 50% in the coming year. </li></ul><ul><li>Other beneficiaries are transporters for both inputs and farm outputs. </li></ul><ul><li>Contribution to community food security and climate change mitigation. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><ul><li>USD 5,000 farmers outreach and extension services. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>USD 5,000 invest in input supply and farm output/produce market access. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>And USD 5,000 to increase the micro credit service network. </li></ul></ul> INVESTMENT PLAN FOR THE $15,000
  11. 11. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS <ul><li>Africa Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD), a Program of CGIAR, thank you for empowering me to believe in my dreams and making it a reality. </li></ul><ul><li>Elgeiyo Marakwet Community for embracing and accepting the project. </li></ul><ul><li>The Government of Kenya line Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock for grassroots support. </li></ul><ul><li>EMRC/RABOBANK for giving me this opportunity to showcase the project. </li></ul><ul><li>Family for faith , trust and support. </li></ul>
  12. 12. “ LONG LIVE EMRC” THANK YOU PROTECTED AREAS ON THE ESCARPMENT
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