Kenya Climate Smart Agriculture Implementation Framework

Nov 12, 2018

The agriculture sector is a major contributor to Kenya’s economy in terms of food and nutrition security, employment creation, supply of agro-based industry raw materials and foreign exchange earnings. About 98% of Kenya’s agricultural activities are rain-fed and highly susceptible to climate change and climate variability. The susceptibility of the agricultural sector to climate change is likely to compromise attainment of the sector’s contribution to food and nutrition security, national economy and the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The Kenya Climate Smart Agriculture Implementation Framework 2018-2027 (KCSAIF) has been developed to provide a guide to various innovative and transformative initiatives and best practices that will strive to address challenges brought about by climate change. It is envisioned to ensure increased agricultural productivity and sustainably build resilience of the national agricultural systems. It also aims at providing various options for implementation of the Kenya Climate Smart Agriculture Strategy 2017-2026 (KCSAS).The summary actions outlined in the framework provide broad guidelines from which the Counties and other stakeholders in the sector are expected to develop appropriate activities towards building the resilience of the agricultural systems and value chain actors in order to cope with effects of the current and projected climate change patterns based on specifi c climate change vulnerabilities.

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