SHALOM CANAAN DIVERSIFICATION PROJECT (SCDP)

Phase 1
This was a one year project running from 15th August 2013 to 15th August 2014. The project was funded by Caritas Germany. The project is located in Wiyumiririe Location in Laikipia County.

Objective
The objective of the project was to improve the livelihoods of 776 households by provision of farm tools, distribution of drought escaping crops seeds, tree seedlings for agro forestry and environmental conservation and also Capacity building through trainings.

Phase 2
This is a one year project whose implementation period is from 15th August 2014 to 15th August 2015. The project targets 400 beneficiaries in 4 camps (A, B, C & D). Each camp has 100 households.

Project Goal
The livelihoods of Shalom Canaan internally displaced persons improved.

Objectives
  1. Provide water for domestic use and irrigation to 400 households by harnessing roof and flood water.
  2. Increase crop production by growing drought escaping crops on 50 acres by 400 farmers on 1/8 of an acre per farmer and Irish potatoes on 100 acres by 400 farmers on 0.25 acres per household.
  3. Increase household income by indigenous poultry production and hay growing on 0.25 acre land by 400 households.

SO 1: Provide water for domestic use and irrigation to 400 households by harnessing roof and flood water.

  1. Procurement and distribution of 400 tanks of 2300 litres capacity.
  2. Excavation of 400 water pans.
  3. Mobilize farmers to gutter their houses.
  4. Procurement and distribution of 400 water pan polytube liners.
  5. Procurement and setting up of 400 drip irrigation  kits for 100 plants.
  6. Training farmer groups on drip irrigation.

SO 2: Production of drought tolerant crops on 100 acres by 400 farmers on 1/8 of an acre per farmer.

  1. Preparation of land and demarcation of plots to receive planting materials
  2. Training of farmer groups on production of DECs and Irish potatoes.
  3. Procurement and distribution of drought escaping seeds, Irish potato seeds and other propagation materials  i.e cowpeas, dolichos, pigeon peas and sunflower at 0.5 kg per crop and sweet potato vines and cassava cuttings to 400 households.

SO 3: Increase household income by indigenous poultry production and hay growing on ¼ acre land by 400 households.

  1. Training farmer groups on poultry farming and hay growing.
  2. Mobilize farmers on 100 acres land preparation for hay growing.
  3. Procurement and distribution  of  Rhodes grass seeds.
  4. Procurement and distribution of 2000 one month old chicks.
  1. As a result of trainings, farmers have adopted appropriate farming techniques.
  2. Increased acreage under cultivation.
  3. Adoption of drought escaping crops.
  4. Reduced distance to water point.
  5. Access to clean water.

The projected acreage under cultivation was not achieved.

Residential training in progress

Residential training in progress

A woman uses a bicycle as means of transport to fetch water

A woman uses a bicycle as means of transport to fetch water

Community and sensitization meeting in Shalom Canaan

Community and sensitization meeting in Shalom Canaan

A beneficiary sets up her 2300lts water tank and a dam liner of 18000lts capacity

A beneficiary sets up her 2300lts water tank and a dam liner of 18000lts capacity