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March 17, 2020

SERVIR is a joint initiative of USAID and NASA. It is working in partnership with leading regional organizations around the globe. SERVIR connects space to village by making geospatial information, including earth observation data from satellites, geographic information systems (GIS) and predictive models useful for evidence based planning and decision making in developing countries.

March 12, 2020
Access to clean water, adequate sanitation, and nutrition are a challenge for the health of Kenyans. The Kenya Integrated Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Project (KIWASH) program enables more than one million Kenyans across nine counties to gain access to improved water, sanitation, and hygiene services and increase access to irrigation and nutrition services. KIWASH partners with water and sanitation providers to develop bankable business plans, improve operations, and facilitate access to financing.
March 12, 2020

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 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.

March 12, 2020

USAID is working with the Government and people of Kenya to lay the foundation for inclusive, market-driven economic growth in line with Kenya’s Vision 2030 – the country’s long-term development plan - which is an important cornerstone of the country’s Journey to Self-Reliance. Kenya’s small and medium enterprises in agriculture and other trade sectors are the vehicle that will make this long-term goal achievable. They play a vital role in job creation and economic development.

March 12, 2020

Kenya has the largest, most diversified economy in East Africa with agriculture being the backbone of the economy and also central to the country’s development strategy. More than 75 percent of Kenyans make some part of their living in agriculture, and the sector accounts for more than a fourth of Kenya’s gross domestic product (GDP).  However, agricultural productivity has gradually stagnated in recent years, despite continuous population growth.

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