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Magambo upscaling csa_10_june_2011

  1. 1. Up scaling Climate SmartAgriculture g Climate-smart agriculture for food security June 10th 2011 Bonn By Esther Magambo Ministry of Agriculture Kenya
  2. 2. OutlineO tline Introduction – Characteristics of the Kenyan Agric Sector g Legal Provisions/ Ongoing efforts/ activitiesandd Climate Smart Agriculture- Triple win C eS g cu u e pew Plans for up scaling- Support by WB Challenges Conclusion Way forward for COP17
  3. 3. Introduction- Characteristics ofKenyan Agric Sector Agriculture is a fundamental pillar for sustainable development in Kenya Only 20% of Kenya’s landmass is y y medium to high potentialFFarming supports about 80% of 39 8 i b f 39.8m Kenyan population y p p About 98% of agriculture is rain fed
  4. 4. Introduction cont’d cont d Only 2% is on irrigated systems High irrigation potential which is yet to be exploited p Agriculture in Kenya relies heavily on a wide range of natural resources and ecosystem services It is vulnerable to changes in weather and climate Majority of farmers are small scale with low levels of investments Food, horticultural and cash crops are grown
  5. 5. Contribution Agric lt reContrib tion of Agriculture It Contributes 24% to Real Gross Domestic Product,, 60% export earnings, 70% employment creation, l i 70% o raw materials to industry, of w e s o dus y, 45% government budget, poverty reduction and achievement of equity in the country dependent on it q y y p
  6. 6. Legal P i i L l Provisions Agricultural Sector Development Strategy 2010 - 2020 (ASDS) was adopted in July 2010 and endorsed by 10 Agriculture Sector ministries ASDS takes into account National Climate Change Response Strategy (NCCRS) NCCRS spells out specific interventions for Agriculture
  7. 7. Legal Provisions continued Pro isions contin ed In rolling out the NCCRS we have prepared a concept for quick start projects in Agriculture which include:- A i lt hi h i l d -Water harvesting for crop production g pp -Agroforestry- CConservation Agriculture i A i l -Soil and Water Conservation - Agro-biodiversity - Research in respective areas
  8. 8. Legal Provisions cont’d Pro isions Kenya signed the CAADP compact with a y g p commitment to spend at least 10% of the national budget on agriculture and to achieve a GDP growth rate of at least 6% in the agricultural sector AU/CAADP requested World Bank to screen the existing 18 CAADP investment plans (incl. Kenya) to analyze what programs/interventions have a climate change dimensions and could lead to the "triple win"
  9. 9. Legal Provisions cont d cont’d This exercise might lead to an increased resource fl f climate-smart agriculture flow for li t t i lt Further to these there is need to develop specific policies to give a framework for various efforts in enhancing food security while adapting to g y p g and mitigating climate change. Kenya has a Food and Nutrition Policy The Ministry intends to develop a policy for Conservation Agriculture Kenya has a draft National policy on carbon y p y investments and carbon credits trading
  10. 10. Adaptation and mitigation p g strategies in NCCRS Promote irrigated agriculture Building or enhancing systems for conveying climate information to rural populations Addressing land degradation Promotion of Conservation Agriculture (CA) Diversifying rural economies to reduce reliance on climate sensitive agricultural practices Promoting greater agricultural research and development (R&D)
  11. 11. Strategies in NCCRS cont d cont’d Encouraging the production of drought tolerant and early maturing crops l d l i Increasing capture and retention of rainwater- water harvesting DDevelopment of an innovative Insurance l t f i ti I Scheme Strengthening integrated pest management systems Development of proper food storage facilities to cater for surplus harvest
  12. 12. What the Ministry is doing Ministr Looking at Agriculture as part of the solution Promoting practices which increase p productivity while enhancing adaptation and y g p contributing to mitigation such as C A Promoting Agroforestry Farm Forestry Rules Agroforestry- Rules, 2009 Encouraging practices with less of external inputs where appropriatePPromotion of d ti f drought t l ht tolerant crops, t including orphan crops Soil and water conservation for intensification
  13. 13. Other Developments De elopments A project on Reducing Vulnerabilities to p j g CC by GIZ. Main thrust is weather Index Insurance(WII) and support in adaptation WIND project by Bill& Melinda Gates : Focus i weather information and WII is h i f i d Institutional orientation: Climate Change Unit step up to coordinate, roll out initiatives and give strategic support to climate change activities This was previously a focal point
  14. 14. Climate Smart Agriculture This entails production systems that combine three th aspects of increased productivity/food t f i d d ti it /f d security, climate resilience and carbon sequestration. This essentially means farmers are getting y g g better returns from increased yields on a sustained basis and further they contribute to mitigating climate change through the carbon sequestered within the production area Adapting to CC leads to Increased productivity and mitigation (which we refer to d i i d i i i ( hi h f as CSA)
  15. 15. CSA cont’d The farmer does not need to make any conscious effort to sequester carbon but rather it is a by product of the sustainable land l d management practices that the farmer i h h f employs to realise high yield on a sustained basis in the face of CC Therefore there nothing new we are introducing with the concept of CSA Rather CSA brings out some hidden value in these sustainable agricultural production g p systems; that is the carbon
  16. 16. 1.The Agriculture1 The Agric lt re Carbon Project This is a project implemented by SCC Vi- Agroforestry in Western Part of Kenya g y y The aim is addressing climate change adaptation and mitigation in agriculture sector among smallholder farmers to improve productivity for sustained food security and supply y pp y
  17. 17. Agric Carbon Project Cont d Cont’d The project begun as an Agroforestry project for sustainable land management t i bl l d t The project has a capacity to target 60,000 smallholders farmers of land sizes 0.5 – 5 acres There is systematic support to farmers groups in enhancing productivity while ensuring sustainability The area of adoption is cropland or grassland The project has gone a notch higher in getting farmers to sell carbon through Biocarbon Fund g
  18. 18. Agric Carbon Project Cont d Cont’d The project will progressively adopt j g y Sustainable Agriculture Land Management p practices on 45,000 ha to sequester carbon on , q both soil and biomass. Expected Emission Reductions/Carbon amount sequestered: The project has the capacity to sequester 1 2 m t CO2 over 20 years, and t 1.2 CO2eq d averagely 60,000 tCO2e per year is sequestered. d
  19. 19. Agric Carbon Project Cont d Cont’d Technical sequestration is assumed; that Sustainable Agriculture Land Management practice can sequester an average 1 4 tCO2e 1.4 per ha per year. Price picture: 2-6 USD/tCO2 Caution: The money from carbon sales is small for paying individual farmers but may be b used at group l l d t level Therefore carbon should not be the highlight of these activities
  20. 20. Agric Carbon Project Cont’d The methodology for this is under p development The project has been successful as witnessed from the fields and testimonies from participating farmers It is now time to up scale these good practices
  21. 21. 2. Conservation Agriculture g CA entails three principles; Minimum soil disturbance, disturbance a more or less permanent soil cover and crop rotations and or associations CA has been practiced and promoted in Kenya for quite some time now Benefits clear in terms of sustained increase in yields yields- up to 40% has been realised However the uptake of CA has been rather slow d t a number of constraints th t were l due to b f t i t that conclusively identified in a stakeholder consultation process with support of l i ih f COMESA
  22. 22. CA Cont’d Framework for up scaling CA was developed with support from COMESA and ready for implementation The framework was structured such that it addresses the challenges and constraints g identified which included: - CA t h l technology- availability and cost il bilit d t - Inadequate Capacity for CA across and q p y - Inadequate collaboration among the players
  23. 23. Components of the CA Project Adaptation and mitigation- Promotion of specific technologies p g Capacity Building- staff, farmers and collaborator Public Private Partnership (technology, value addition and support to other agencies), and Project management- coordination and management t
  24. 24. Up scaling- World Bank Support for p g pp Readiness Mechanisms for Climate- Smart Agriculture The World Bank will support Kenya to design and implement a readiness process aimed at i l di i d facilitating the widespread implementation of climate-smart agricultural programs li i l l This will be based on experiences of the pilot project implemented by SCC Vi-agro forestry in Western Kenya This is one of the first projects worldwide where smallholder farmers will have access to carbon revenues.
  25. 25. Objectives of the Program support pp for the development of an p institutional framework facilitating climate- smart agricultural development; development of Monitoring, Reporting and Verification ( ifi i (MRV) guidelines f ) id li for the h agricultural sector at national level; Identification (and possibly testing) of financial instruments which have the potential to leading to scaling-up of these investments. i t t
  26. 26. Challenges Cost of farm inputs and accessible credit facility Availability of planting materials for crops / trees Combination of crop/ livestock enterprises in CA Measurements of soil carbon- in CA and others some practices are labour intensive at the start Benefits take long to be realised- opposed to quick fixes What incentives to give farmers to encourage these practices without creating dependency h i ih i d d Failed marketing systems- farmers don’t get value for their efforts
  27. 27. ConclusionConcl sion since the poor are predominantly engaged in agriculture climate resilient agricultural investments are important i l li i In addressing food security there is need to promote sustainable land management practices including mitigation actions producing triple wins
  28. 28. Conclusion cont d cont’d In responding to climate change, there is p g g , nothing new we are doing in Kenya. All we are doing, is what we have always doing done with greater intensity, emphasis and focus This is because adaptation and mitigation to climate change is inherent in most sustainable land/ agricultural practices
  29. 29. Way forward for Durban The process leading-up to the UNFCCC COP g 17 in Durban, provides a unique opportunity to highlight the critical role of Agriculture in g g g achieving food security and climate change goals In particular it is vital that the Durban COP fully d f ll endorses the inclusion of agriculture th i l i f i lt under the Convention, enabling the use of climate finance for both adaptation and li fi f b h d i d mitigation to be available to farmers around the world
  30. 30. The E dTh EndThank you for your attention

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