Entries by Marcelle Achi

Capacity building for the establishment and management of community based instruments for financial solidarity (SOFDEV)

The broad objective of the project  is to facilitate access to affordable and reliable financial services for and by rural people in Machakos, Kitui and Makueni counties through the promotion of community owned and managed financial initiatives. It is expected that through capacity building of members and management of these self-help savings and credit associations, […]

Crop and Fruit Value Chains(CFVC)

Development of agricultural sector has a strong impact on reducing poverty and enhancing food security. Organization of agriculture along the value-chain framework is one of the ways to realize the full potential of this sector. Crop and fruit value chain(CFV) project is aimed at helping rural households cope with climate change variability by improving on […]

Natural Resource Management

Most parts of Makueni, Machakos and Kitui lie in ASAL zones characterized by erratic rainfall, high temperatures and high evapotranspiration rates. These parameters coupled with unsustainable natural utilization practices has become a real threat to livelihoods and food security system in these areas. Poverty adds additional pressure on natural resources, since these represent the main […]