SNV launches Expression of Interest for co-investment under the Climate Smart Agriculture East Africa project

February 2019

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SNV is inviting expressions of interest from private sector-led agribusinesses to co-invest in the implementation of climate change adaptation, productivity improvements and inclusive business models under its Climate Smart Agriculture East Africa Project (CSA-EA) project. 

CSA-EA is a five-year project funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The Netherlands and implemented by SNV in partnership with Wageningen University and Research (WUR), CGIAR’s Climate Change Agriculture and Food Security Programme (CCAFS), Agriterra and Rabo Partnerships. The project uses an inclusive business development approach to climate smart agriculture for arable crops in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.

The overall goal of the project is to increase the availability of accessible climate smart food for the growing population in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. The emphasis of the project implementation will be adopting climate smart practices and technologies among smallholder farmers and agro-enterprises, increasing investments and business growth in climate smart value chains, and creating the enabling environment necessary to ensure the large-scale rollout of market-driven climate smart solutions for the agriculture sector. The project aims to transform, reorient and climate-proof agricultural systems and businesses to the new realities of climate change in a select number of value chains.

Specific project objectives:

  1. Adoption of climate smart practices and technologies among 300,000 farmers
  2. Development of inclusive business cases for 50 agri-business SMEs and 30 cooperatives
  3. Climate resilient sustainable food production on 600,000 hectares

The project is hinged on three key pillars of climate smart agriculture:

  1. Productivity: sustainably increase agricultural productivity and incomes
  2. Adaptation: reduce the exposure of farmers and agri-businesses to short-term risks while strengthening their resilience by building their capacity to adapt and prosper in the face of climatic shocks
  3. Mitigation: reduce greenhouse gases emissions, increase water and energy efficiencies

SNV is inviting expressions of interest from private sector-led agribusinesses to co-invest in the implementation of climate change adaptation, productivity improvements and inclusive business models, demonstrating efforts to engage youth and women among the targeted farmers in the promotion of climate smart agriculture.

More information about the expression of interest.

Download the expression of interest form.

Expert

Susan van Keulen - Cantella

Programme Manager


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