Send a Cow (SAC) is a nongovernmental organization (NGO) that has been working in Kenya since 1996. It focuses on groups of smallholder farmers, providing them with training in sustainable agriculture and improved animal management. SAC is mostly active in western Kenya, one of the country's most populated and poorest region. The population density for this region ranges from 337 to 1,300 inhabitants per km² with an average density of 590 people per km2 (Kenya Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, 2001; KNBS, 2010).
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Library ResourceReports & ResearchOctober, 2018Kenya, Eastern Africa, Africa
Library ResourceDecember, 2017Kenya, Eastern Africa, Africa
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksMarch, 2017Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Africa, Eastern Africa
Adapting to climate risks is central to the goal of increasing food security and enhancing resilience of farming systems in East Africa. We examined farmers’ attitudes and assessed determinants of adaptation using data from a random sample of 500 households in Borana, Ethiopia, Nyando, Kenya, Hoima Uganda, and Lushoto, Tanzania. Adaptation was measured using a livelihood-based index that assigned weights to different individual strategies based on their marginal contributions to a household’s livelihood.
Library ResourceDecember, 2016Benin, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Kenya, Africa, Eastern Africa
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2010Cameroon, Kenya, Uganda, Africa
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksKenya
Agricultural value chains link urban consumption with rural production. Changing demand, as a consequence of urbanization, emergence of «modern» consumption patterns or new trends in international trade, impacts on rural areas along value chains and spills over to marketing and production systems.These rural urban linkages bear challenges but also mutual benefits for producers and consumers and can be promising entry points for development interventions.This is illustrated with the case of the Kenyan potato value chain.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksJune, 2013Kenya
In the early 1980s, Germany’s KfW Development Bank financed the first irrigation project around Mount Kenya. A reliable supply of water was expected to enable farmers to achieve stable yields. In this way, they could not only safeguard their own food supply but also supply new markets and earn themselves an income. The following article takes stock of progress and benefits.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksJune, 2014Kenya, Tanzania
How can the private sector contribute to the fight against hunger, poverty and malnutrition in the remote areas of sub-Saharan Africa? This article looks at a model that has been applied in Kenya and Tanzania, addressing the right tools, skills and knowledge to make smallholder production a success.
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