The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) based in Nairobi carries a vision of rural transformation in the developing world as smallholder households strategically increase their use of trees in agricultural landscapes to improve their food security, nutrition, income, health, shelter, energy resources and environmental sustainability.

ICRAF partnered with KENDAT for the execution of various activities in the ICRAF’s led project; Creating an Evergreen Agriculture in Africa: Scaling-up Conservation Agriculture with trees for improved livelihoods and environmental resilience in Eastern and Southern Africa.

KENDAT through the Conservation Agriculture Department had the role of:-

  1. Organise and conduct training in Conservation Agriculture (CA) to other project implementing partners.
  2. Conduct group development for implementing evergreen agriculture through the Land care approach as well as train the groups on Conservation Agriculture.
  3. Follow up with other implementing partners on training of Conservation Agriculture to farmers in other project sites in Kenya and Tanzania as well as provide refresher training on CA to Land care groups.
  4. Develop training materials and programs for Conservation Agriculture for the execution of the above activities.

Project timeline
The activities for the project were to kick start in May 2012 and were expected to run until June 2013.

Areas of implementation
The activities will be implemented in:

  • Kalama – Machakos County, Kenya
  • Mbarali District, Tanzania