Frequently Asked Questions

Frequency Asked Questions

Climate-smart agriculture (CSA) is an approach that helps to guide actions needed to transform and reorient agricultural systems to effectively support development and ensure food security in a changing climate. CSA aims to achieve three outcomes: sustainably increasing agricultural productivity and incomes; adapting and building resilience to climate change; and reducing and/or removing greenhouse gas emissions, where possible – Definition by FAO

The Kenya Climate Smart Agriculture Project (KCSAP) is a Government of Kenya project jointly supported by the World Bank.  KCSAP is being implemented over a five year period (2017-2022) under the framework of the Agriculture Sector Development Strategy (2010-2020), and the National Climate Change Response Strategy (2010).

KCSAP Development Objective is to increase agricultural productivity and enhance coping mechanisms to climate change risks among the targeted smallholder farming and pastoral communities in Kenya, and in the event of an Eligible Crisis or Emergency, to provide immediate and effective response.

The key focus areas are:

  • Promoting sustainable community-driven rangeland management and improved access to quality livestock services in the ASALs;
  • Improving water/soil management, especially within smallholder maize systems in the marginal rainfall areas;
  • Supporting the generation and dissemination of improved agricultural technologies, innovations, and management practices (TIMPs), and building sustainable seed systems; and
  • Enhancing access to quality climate/agro-weather, advisory and market information services among farmers/herders for improved decision-making

KCSAP is implemented in 24 out of the 47 counties namely; Marsabit, Isiolo, Tana River, Garissa, Wajir, Mandera, West Pokot, Baringo, Laikipia, Machakos, Nyeri, Tharaka Nithi, Lamu, Taita Taveta, Kajiado, Busia, Siaya, Nyandarua, Bomet, Kericho, Kakamega, Uasin Gishu, Elgeyo Marakwet, and Kisumu.

The implementation of KCSAP involves a three-tiered institutional arrangement of national, county and community levels.

Government of Kenya and the World Bank.

All smallholder farming and pastoral communities  including youths, indigenous people, elderly women and men, widows/orphans, the differently abled, recovering and substance abusers, and people living with HIV /AIDS who demonstrate interest in various value chains.