Improving Smallholder Productivity and Profitability (ISPP)

ISPP aims to strengthen capacities of smallholder farmers to increase agricultural productivity, marketing and utilization of high value food crops in the semi-arid area of Kenya. These areas are characterized by exceptionally low farm productivity due to unreliable rainfall which disincentive investments in improved production methods. In Kenya, significant political attention has been toward the improvement of food staples productivity, both to offset the rapidly increasing costs of food imports and to stimulate increased incomes and hence food security at the household level.

However, many smallholder farmers, particularly in the semi-arid areas are unable to participate in the supported food staples value chains. Geographic barriers like remoteness and poor access to natural resources such as water, limit market participation of smallholder farmers in these regions. To overcome these challenges, the Improving Smallholder Productivity and Profitability (ISPP) project is building smallholder farmers’ skills in agricultural production, water management and in farming as a business in five semi-arid counties.

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Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 10:45am

Last updated: March 05, 2019