Cushioning climate change with soil-carbon sinks
Cushioning climate change with soil-carbon sinks
The project aims at improving livelihoods of the targeted farmers through increased incomes from organic coffee farming. The project will lead to mitigation and adaptation to climate change through soil carbon sequestration.
The objectives include increasing soil carbon stocks by orgainc fertilization and cover crops, composting and shade management, reducing soil carbon losses, reduce green house gases, increasing the capacity of the 52 coffee estate farmers and increase farmers' income. The project is also geared towards achieving economic growth of the members while at the same time contributing to ecological growth of members while at the same time contributing to ecological conservation through sustainable agriculture and currently going organic.
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Project Snapshot

Mt. Kenya West Arabica Association
Area Of Work:
Climate Change Mitigation
Grant Amount:
US$ 50,000.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 16,600.35
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 28,880.05
Project Number:
Project Terminated Before Completion
Project Characteristics and Results
Emphasis on Sustainable Livelihoods
1. Technical sustainability: the farmers will be intensively trained on organic and Vermiculture technology, both in theory and practice. Other trainings will include integrated pest management (IPM). Rigorous field and lab protocols will be applied across all 52 farms to ensure consistency and reliability of results. 2. Financial sustainability: Community members will have more capital from premium prices for selling certified organic coffee. 3. Social sustainability: Project beneficiaries will be involved at every stage of the project to ensure ownership of the project.
Notable Community Participation
Beneficiaries of the project are involved in an organic certification project therefore the aim is to address gaps in the system that hinder them from achieving their objectives. They will participate in the identification of the project as an intervention to close up some of the gaps and will be involved in project design. The project implementation committee will have a bigger representation from the community members, to ensure they participate in implementation and decision making. They will co-finance the project, in cash and in kind, to ensure there is ownership of the project
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Grantee Contact

Mr. Alex Mangi


P.O. Box 89
Mukurwe-ini , 10103

SGP Country office contact

Ms. Nancy Chege
(254-20) 7624473
(254-20) 621076
Ms. Salome Nyakundi


UNDP, P.O. Box 30218
Nairobi, 00100