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 their food security and income. This is achieved through promotion of better and improved farming methods to farmers living in dry lands.
Lower eastern part of Kenya where IFK is implementing most of its projects with the communities is still characterized by erratic rainfall. This project will promote production of fruits and drought tolerant crops(DTC) through value chain approach & agro enterprise focus.
Production of fruits (mangoes, oranges and paw paws) especially the traditional varieties have a long history in the region and known to perform well in the region.
Most specificall, the project aims to improved agricultural productivity and market access by target communities.