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Risk management strategies for climate change adaptation in agriculture in Kenya

As of: October 2021

The project helped smallholders, processors and marketing enterprises throughout selected agricultural value chains appraise climate risks, select or develop suitable adaptation strategies and implement these. Agricultural extension services, insurers and district administrations were key partners in implementation. The agricultural extension services received training that places them in a position to advise farmers on the impacts of climate change. In dialogue with insurance companies, the project assessed the economic potential of insurance products; if assessments were positive, the further development of such products were stimulated. In parallel, farmers were informed about the costs and benefits of weather-based insurance. Relevant district bodies were involved in the processes, and received advice on how to integrate adaptation measures in development planning. In addition, the project developed a method for innovative results monitoring that will be able to capture the improved adaptive capacity of farmers.

State of implementation/results

  • Project completed
  • Climate risk management strategies developed in cooperation with agricultural extension institutes and district management groups
  • Agricultural extension institutes trained with regard to climate risks and adaptation; extension services provided by the institute correspondingly expanded
  • Training on weather insurance carried out for farmer groups
  • Methods for assessing the adaptive capacity of farmers developed and baseline levels established

Project data


Implementing organisation:
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Political partner(s):
  • Ministry of Agriculture - Kenya

BMU grant:
2.818.397,31 €

12/2010  till  05/2014

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