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Kenya - Small Scale Irrigation and Value Addition Project (SIVAP) - Project Appraisal Report
The proposed Kenya Small Scale Irrigation and Value Addition Project (SIVAP) is designed to focus on eleven counties within few arid and mostly semi-arid lands, namely Kitui, Makueni, Machakos, Tana River, Bomet, Meru, Tharaka Nithi, Nyandarua, Murang'a, Kajiado and Nyeri Counties. These counties have been chosen due to a number of factors, most importantly among them is that the areas receive low to moderate rainfall ranging from a low of 200 mm / year in the most arid areas to 1900 mm / year in the higher potential areas. The broad objective of SIVAP is to contribute to poverty reduction by enhancing agricultural productivity and income, and food security among beneficiaries of these 11 counties. The project has four main components which include: (i) Enhanced Irrigation Infrastructures and Water Resources Development; (ii) Improved Access to Markets and Strengthening Value Chains; (iii) Institutional Strengthening and Capacity Development; and (iv) Project Coordination and Management. The project will be implemented over a period of 6 years (2015-2021). The project will be executed by the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries (MoALF). The MoALF is currently the executing agency for two on-going the Bank-funded projects, which is the Small Scale Horticulture Development Project (SHDP) and Multinational: Drought Resilience and Sustainable Livelihoods Project (DRSLP)-Kenya.