Step 1: Getting the Right People on Board

January 1, 2015

Identifying the project area January 2015 Familiarization with local authorities; request for their support to mobilize community groups January-March 2015 General assessment of the project area: agro-ecological zones, main economic activities communities engage in, assessment of actors in main economic sectors January-March 2015 Recruitment of field staff March-April 2015 In-depth induction and training of field staff April-May2015 Project group selection exercises on the ground, initial data analysis and preselection of groups; ground truthing of group selection data with the groups; final selection; feedback sessions with groups and authorities; signing of collaboration agreements between ICRAF and project groups May-August 2015 Identification of ten training venues for various project trainings, in which 1-4 project groups are trained (close to their homes) August-September 2015

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Donor Visit

March 1, 2015

March 2015 Field visit and planning meeting with a team of Comart/Coady representatives

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Conference Participation

May 1, 2015

May 2015 Project manager/lead scientist of the project participated in the ‘ABCD Festival’ in Blackpool, UK, alongside ABCD practitioners from all continents of the world; with Comart, Coady and various Coady partners https://resources.depaul.edu/abcd-institute/news-events/Pages/2015-abcd-festival-highlights.aspx

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Data Collection

August 1, 2015

August-September 2015 Collection of baseline data from project group members

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Step 2: Basic Capacity Development

September 1, 2015

Extensive five-day ABCD trainings with all 24 project groups September-November 2015 Three-day GDL trainings with all 24 project groups December-January 2015 Five-day VSLA trainings with all 24 project groups January-March 2016 One-day CAP recap sessions with all 24 project groups, activity prioritization and selection of lead-farmers March-April 2016

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Donor Visit

October 1, 2015

October 2015 Field visit and planning meeting with a team of Comart/Coady representatives

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Donor Visit

February 1, 2016

February 2016 Field visit and planning meeting with a team of Comart/Coady representatives

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Training Participation

March 1, 2016

March-April 2016 Field staff participate in the Coady Community-based Microfinance Course in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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Data Collection

March 1, 2016

March-June 2016 A MSc research fellow attached to the project collected biomass data on farms of households that had participated in the ABCD pilot project

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Training Participation

April 1, 2016

April-May 2016 Project manager/lead scientist of the project participated in the Coady ABCD Course at Coady in Antigonish, Canada

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Step 3: ToT Trainings

June 1, 2016

Five-day Agroforestry ToT training with 30 LFs, 18 male and 12 female, alongside farmer trainers and government extension officers June 2016 Five-day Horticulture ToT training with 44 LFs, 22 male and 22 female, alongside farmer trainers and government extension officers June 2016 Five-day Coffee ToT training with 18 LFs, 13 male and 5 female, alongside farmer trainers and government extension officers June 2016 Five-day Dairy ToT training with 12 LFs, 3 male and 9 female, alongside farmer trainers and government extension officers July 2016 Five-day Poultry ToT training with 40 LFs, 11 male and 29 female, alongside farmer trainers and government extension officers July 2016

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Data Collection

June 1, 2016

June-July 2016 Field staff collected household leaky bucket data from LFs

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Step 4: Outreach and Backstopping

August 1, 2016

Opened field office in Fort Ternan for regular consultations, support and backstopping (‘field clinic’) on Mondays and Thursdays August 2016 Field staff visit individual lead-farmers, entire project groups and/or specific groupings for targeted outreach and practice implementation support on two-three days a week Since August 2016 Field staff actively engage…

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Communications Support

September 1, 2016

September 2016 ICRAF communications personnel visit the project sites http://www.worldagroforestry.org/project/accelerating-adoption-agroforestry-western-kenya-triple-project

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Communications Support

October 1, 2016

September- October 2016 The Bea Company, a Kenyan documentary production firm, visits the field to produce 4 high-quality videos about the project https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tW317eBasaM&index=4&list=PLhnzWXR6gFgqQPA9xiypJU_lDwxGgQcIt

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Donor Visit

November 1, 2016

November 2016 Field visit and planning meeting with a team of Comart/Coady representatives, as well as Coady partners from Ethiopia and South Africa

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Data Collection

January 1, 2017

January-February 2017 Field staff collected household leaky bucket data from LFs

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Training Participation

March 1, 2017

March 2017 Field staff participate in the Coady Livelihoods and Markets course in Johannesburg, South Africa

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Donor Visit

March 1, 2017

March 2017 Field visit and planning meeting with a team of Comart/Coady representatives

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Communications Support

March 1, 2017

March 2017 Screening of the project videos with Toben Gaa SHG in Siwot Sub-Location

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Communications Support

March 1, 2017

March 2017 Ebbe Schioler, an independent Danish journalist, visits the project http://blog.worldagroforestry.org/index.php/2017/05/16/highlights-environmental-trip-kenya/

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Data Collection

May 1, 2017

May 2017 Field staff collected agricultural data from LFs to complement leaky bucket data

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Communications Support

September 1, 2017

September 2017 Sophie Mbugua, an independent Kenyan journalist, visits the project http://www.moffittsfarm.com.au/2017/12/27/agroforestry-delivers-holistic-outcomes-for-kenyan-farmers/

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Training Participation

October 1, 2017

October-November 2017 Field staff participate in the Coady ABCD Course at Coady in Antigonish, Canada

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Training Participation

October 1, 2017

October-November 2017 Project manager and lead scientist of the project participated in the Coady Livelihoods and Markets course in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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Communications Support

January 1, 2018

January-February 2018 Nabeela Jivraj, a Coady Oceanpath fellow, visits the field in order to project communications products

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Conference Participation

February 1, 2018

February 2018 Field staff and project manager/lead scientist of the project participated in the ‘ABCD Imbizo’ in Port Elizabeth, SA, alongside ABCD practitioners from 25 countries in the world; with Comart, Coady and various Coady partners  

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Donor Visit

February 1, 2018

February 2018 Field visit and planning meeting with a team of Comart/Coady representatives

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Partnership Development

March 1, 2018

March 2018

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Donor Visit

October 1, 2018

November 2017 Field visit and planning meeting with a team of Comart/Coady representatives

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