An abstract of the Rockefeller Foundation supported Project under the Climate Smart for Rural Development InitiativeProject Title: Rockefeller Africa Sustainable Agriculture InitiativeGrant number TBDName of the Organization: PricewaterhouseCoopers Kenya Limited (PwC)Country: KenyaName of the Contact Person: Simon MutindaEmail: email@example.comTelephone: +254 – (020) 285 5000Key Objectives Help develop a low carbon and climate change resilient agricultural sector in Africa with the ultimate objective of reducing poverty for the rural poor. Build capacity within the agricultural sector and facilitate access to appropriate technologies and financial mechanisms.Key Activities Develop and test of a carbon methodology and appropriate monitoring, reporting and verification solutions (MRV). Develop a fund disbursement system that can be applied for distribution of project benefits to smallholder farmer beneficiaries. Carry out a Carbon Markets, Regulations and Standards Review. Prepare recommendations for scaling up project activity and investment in low carbon agriculture.Key Deliverables Macro-assessments covering low carbon and climate resilient agriculture. Carbon methodology for low carbon agricultural practices. MRV solutions and MRV Data Management System. Low carbon agriculture project filter. Funding disbursal mechanism. Low carbon agricultural project implementation manual. Scaling up investment report.Expected Outcomes Emergence of international and national policies that allow and encourage the inclusion of agricultural and other land-based carbon sequestration activities in global carbon markets. Creation of new financing and implementation models that make it technically and economically possible for smallholder farmers to participate in and benefit from carbon markets. Increase in the capacity to design, implement, monitor, and integrate agricultural carbon sequestration activities within agricultural development programs and among development professionals.