Integrated Food Security Project (IFSP)
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The Integrated Food Security Project is a 5-year initiative (2013-2018) that is currently being implemented in five selected areas of Makueni and Kitui Counties of Kenya namely, Mutulu location in Kitui west sub county, Itoleka location in Kitui central sub county, Kiomo location in Mwingi west sub county, Mavindini location in Makueni sub county and Kithungo location in Mbooni sub county. The project has components of Agriculture, Water & Sanitation and Environmental Conservation. The purpose of the project is to improve the food and livelihoods security of the targeted rural populations in the Eastern Region of Kenya by 2018. Specifically, the initiative seeks to; increase crop and livestock productivity, increase access to clean water for household and agriculture use, reduce environmental degradation in the target areas by June 2018. the project is purposed to benefit at least 50,426 beneficiaries both directly and indirectly.
To increase crop and livestock productivity among farmers in the target areas, activities involving transfer of knowledge on good agricultural practices through trainings and demonstration, establishment of collection centres and linkage of farmers to input and output markets are being undertaken. Increased access to water among the project beneficiaries is been realized through construction of water structures such as sand dams and installation of water tanks in schools. Members of the community are also trained on proper hygiene and sanitation practices ie PHAST and LCTS trainings. To enhance environmental conservation, the communities in the target are involved in tree planting of trees and initiative for soil, water conservation and formation of school environmental clubs.
Security Project (IFSP)