DIVESIFICATION OF COFFEE LIVELIHOOD PROJECT(DCLP) Updates April, 2018

Caritas Nyeri is implementing a pilot livelihoods diversification project in partnership with Catholic Relief Services in Giakanja, Tetu Sub-County in Nyeri. The project started in June 2017 and is expected to run up to September 2018.

Project Goal

THE LIVELIHOODS OF VULNERABLE SMALLHOLDER COFFEE GROWING HOUSEHOLDS IS IMPROVED

 

 

 

CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES (CRS)

GIAKANJA IN NYERI COUNTY.

JUNE 2017 TO SEPTEMBER 2018.

Objectives

Expected Outcomes

1. vulnerable smallholder coffee growing households in Tetu have increased income

1. Farmers have diversified their non-coffee income generating activities

2.vulnerable smallholder coffee growing households have increased their access to financial services

2. vulnerable smallholder coffee growing households have Increased sustainable production

of quality coffee

1. small holder farmers have Increased knowledge and skills in coffee production and post-harvest handling

2. Small scale farmers Sustainably manage their natural resources and coffee – legumes – Trees intercrop systems

2.Vulnerable smallholder coffee farmers have improved extension and advisory services

4.Vulnerable smallholder coffee farmers have strengthened farmer organizations.

3. vulnerable smallholder coffee growing households have Increased capacity to influence policy

 and regulatory framework

 

1. Coffee stake holders in Nyeri County are better organized

2. Small holder coffee farmers in Nyeri county have increased awareness and participation in policy formulation.  

  1. 500 kilograms of certified bean seeds issued to farmers.
  2. 2500 avocado seedlings issued to farmers
  3. 3500 tissue culture banana seedlings issued to farmers
  4. Farmers linked to dairy goats association of Kenya (DGAK)
  5. Training on dairy goats, avocado, beans and banana farming conducted
  6. 140 dairy goats issued to farmers
  7. Farmers top-working their SL28 coffee with Ruiru 11 in bid to curb the two most common diseases in coffee namely coffee berry disease and coffee leaf rust. This is an outcome of the training
  8. SILC groups have been linked to Caritas Nyeri Economic empowerment program and are very willing to engage in Treasury bill investment.
  9. One hundred and sixty eight members have accessed SILC loan to a tune of KES 168,000.00. SILC savings stand at KES 238,475.00

PROJECT PHOTOS BELOW

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Above: Farmers offload avocado seedlings to be distributed to them later.

Transportation of Dairy Goats

Above: Transportation of Dairy Goats

 

140 dairy goats were distributed to farmers

Above: 140 dairy goats were distributed to farmers

Farmers gather ready to receive tissue culture and bananas and avocado seedlings.

Above: Farmers gather ready to receive tissue culture bananas and avocado seedlings.

A SILC training session.

Above: A SILC training session.