To enhance food, seed sovereignty and economic empowerment among 6000 households in target project areas by December 2026.
This program promotes food sovereignty and sustainable community livelihoods as the main social determinants for community well-being. ICE aims at enhancing communities’ adaptive capacity to effects of climate change through promoting cultivation of the most important indigenous crop varieties that are more resilient; organic farming and livelihood diversification among the small holder farmers with the aim of enhancing their food sovereignty. A key strategy used in this program is development of ecological calendars
- 5381 households in all target areas have been cushioned against food shortage and promoted their resilience against climatic challenges. They have managed to boost their farm production by more than 30% hence enhancing food sovereignty and livelihood support systems. Farmers have also widened their food base through diversification of crops and animals.The livelihood options adopted include rearing of poultry, rabbit and goat to enhance their resilience to climate change.
- Twelve (12) varieties of indigenous seeds have been revived for recuperation in Meru, Machakos, Tharaka-Nithi and Kiambu Counties.
- At least 800 farmers have adopted agro-ecological practices including agro-forestry, use of terraces and water and soil conservation techniques.
- Over 100 households have effective cereal storage structures Over 470 households acquired water harvesting and storage tanks.