Pricewaterhouse coopers kenya limited (pwc)


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Pricewaterhouse coopers kenya limited (pwc)

  1. 1. 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: +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.