Baseline Survey on Intensified Social Forestry in Semi-Arid Areas (JICA-FD) - Kitui, Mbeere and Tharaka Districts
The project goal was to improve the standards of living of communities in Arid and Semi-arid Areas (ASALs) through implementation of social forestry activities (tree planting for firewood, fruits, boundary marking, soil and water conservation, soil fertility, etc for own use and for economic gain). The baseline survey was designed to provide fundamental information on the current status of baseline data for the monitoring of progress of the project and evaluation of ISFP, a JICA funded project to promote social forestry in arid districts of Kenya with an aim to improving the living standards of the residents.
Mid-term Evaluation of Intensified Social Forestry Project (ISFP) - Kitui, Mbeere and Tharaka Districts
The purpose of the survey was to collect impact monitoring information required to facilitate undertaking of the Mid-Term Evaluation of the ISFP project. The Mid-Term Evaluation was expected to examine whether the project is producing the desirable effects and impacts at the mid-term. Results were meant to be utilized to improve the project design and strategy as well as identify lessons learnt for the benefit of similar types of projects.
Study on the Feasibility of Establishing a Community Consultative Forum for the Meru Conservation Area
The study was to establish the Feasibility and Modalities of establishing a community consultative forum and identification of the institutions that would constitute the forum for the Meru Conservation Area. The study was commissioned by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), KWS and AFD as part of the preparations for the implementation of the AFD project on the redevelopment of the conservation area
Project Evaluation of the impact of the agricultural producer-based savings and credit societies (Rural Saccos) and Cooperative Union Banking Sections (UBs) as important institutions for rural financial resource mobilization for rural development
The study objective was to assess the performance, impact and sustainability of the above institutions for resource mobilization for rural development. Study funded by Danida and Swedish cooperative center while the client was Cooperative of Kenya.
The assignment involved undertaking a field survey of small holder irrigation projects in the selected districts i.e. Nyeri, Meru, Makueni, Thika and Nyando; assessment of the present situation on the micro-credit financing institutions in Kenya; making recommendations on an appropriate funding mechanism for smallholder irrigation farmers.