About The Project

Smallholder farmers in western Kenya are amongst the most vulnerable populations to climate change and variability. Experience from numerous projects indicates that intervention success, efficiency and sustainability is highly related to appropriate models, processes and tools taking relevant climate-smart and resilient practices to scale.

The Accelerating Adoption of Agroforestry in Western Kenya Project, also known as the Triple A Project, innovatively scales up the asset-based community-driven development (ABCD) approach in combination with best practices in agroforestry and agriculture.

Triple A aims for context-specific adaptation and mitigation options based on local identities, interests and preferences. It combines general capacity development with tailor-made best practice trainings selected by individual project groups and adapted to their respective concerns.

The project, implemented in parts of Kisumu and Kericho Counties which form the Nyando River Basin, has been running in three phases since 2011.

 

How far we’ve got

Today in the Middle Nyando Valley, smallholder farmers are beginning to see farming as more than a means of subsistence. For the youth in particular it has become an exciting career. Farmers are adopting high-value crops, sharing their skills and knowledge with each other, and coming together to lower the costs of production and to earn higher prices for their produce. Small farms are being transformed into successful businesses, and agroforestry is re-greening the valley and mitigating the effects of climate change. Read, watch and learn more with the stories and videos shared.

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The big idea

  1. Foster sustainable engagement of community members in their individual and collective development.
  2. Enhance uptake of climate change adaptation and mitigation practices and technologies in line with and responsive to local identities, interests and preferences (IIP).
  3. Promote engagement in agroforestry/agriculture as a business beyond mere subsistence farming.
  4. Support reliable production of high quality agricultural produce and tree products.

Why it matters

Development happens when it is driven by sustainable mechanisms and practices. Climate change adaptation and mitigation have to be sustainably driven by local communities to build resilient livelihoods and landscapes.

Meet the Team

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Lisa

Project Manager

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Levi

Data Scientist

Victoria

Field Technician

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Langat

Field Technician

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Farmers

Our farmers drive change on the ground and put ABCD into action. Read more about our farmers here.