Accelerating Adoption of Agroforestry in Western Kenya (Triple A) Project

Project Timeframe:
Jan 2015 to Jun 2017

Related country(s)

Kenya

Funding

Canadian Comart Foundation

The Accelerating Adoption of Agroforestry in Western Kenya Project, also known as the Triple A, is a follow-up to previous activities funded by the Canadian Comart Foundation. The project scales up the asset-based community development approach (ABCD) in combination with aiming best practices in agroforestry and agriculture.

The Triple A project combines general capacity development with tailor-made best practice trainings selected by individual project groups and adapted to their respective interests. The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) is training project groups on three basic capacity development strategy packages around asset-based community development (ABCD) tools and strategies, as well as group dynamics, leadership and record keeping, and resource mobilisation through community savings and loan associations.

In the second phase, project groups will identify up to three best practices in agroforestry and agriculture for farmer-to-farmer learning championed by elected lead-farmers. ICRAF will train these lead-farmers to in turn train their group members as well as members from surrounding communities.

The project, implemented in parts of Kisumu and Kericho Counties that form the Nyando River basin, runs from 2015 to 2016.

The Triple A project is funded by the Comart Foundation and the Coady International Institute, a Canadian academic institution specializing in community development.