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European Commission

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Development Organization

Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries 

Implementing Partner

22 April 2015 to 21 April 2022

Project Timeline


Project Budget

13,000 marginalized in/out of school youth, youth entrepreneurs and TVET graduates between 15-35 years

Project target


  • Equity Bank Foundation

  • Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO)

  • Agricultural Markets Development Trust (AGMARK)

  • 13 County Governments

  • East African Grain Council


Hani Abdelkader Elsadani Salem

Andrea Ferrero 

EU Delegation

E  andrea.ferrero@eeas.europa.eu,

T  +254 (0)710 240955

Kenya Cereal Enhancement Program (KCEP)

The overall development goal of the KCEP-CRAL is to contribute to the reduction of rural poverty and food insecurity of smallholders in the ASALs by developing their economic potential while improving their natural resources management capacity and resilience to climate change in an increasingly fragile ecosystem.


  • The graduation of 150, 000 smallholder farmers (95,000 in ASALs) to commercially-oriented, climate-resilient agricultural practices through improvements in productivity, post-production management practices and market linkages for targeted value chains; and

  • The empowerment of eight County Governments and communities to sustainably and consensually manage their natural resources and to build their resilience to climate change.

Expected results of KCEP-CRAL are;

  • Smallholders’ livelihoods and food security are sustainably improved through profitable and sustainable agricultural production systems; and

  • Targeted counties/communities are empowered for sustainable NRM and are more resilient to climate change.


  • Bungoma

  • Embu

  • Kakamega

  • Kilifi

  • Kitui

  • Kwale

  • Machakos

  • Makueni

  • Nakuru

  • Nandi

  • Taita Taveta

  • Tharaka Nithi

  • Trans Nzoia

Key Focus Areas: 

  • TVET Curriculum Reform (CBET)

  • Infrastructure Development

  • Capacity Building

  • TVET Equipment

  • Employment

  • Life/Employability Skills

  • Labor Market Information System

  • Policy Development

  • Private Sector Engagement

  • Apprenticeship

  • Youth instructor Training (TOTs)

  • Youth Technical Skills Training

  • Access to Finance & Entrepreneurship


  • Agricultural productivity

  • Climate resilience

  • Agribusiness

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