Our Projects

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CONSERVATION AGRICULTURE (CA)

This Project funded by Canadian Food Grain Bank and implemented by ADS-W in Busia County in collaboration with the MoA, ICIPE and Local Conservation Agriculture (CA) tool fabricators.

MWENDO-CRS 

This project is funded by USAID, which deals with orphans and vulnerable children. Through these activities, great impacts have been observed within the operating communities. Through the many projects, ADS-W has implemented over the years it has been able to exploits its strengths and opportunities and learn on the weaknesses. It has also operated to turn the threats to opportunities. Through this, another project known as Faith Community Initiative (FCI) also came on board in October 2019 which is dealing with Sexual Gender Based Violence against children between the ages of 9-14 both in Kakamega and Vihiga Counties.

LAKE REGION ECONOMIC BLOC CLIMATE GOVERNANCE PROJECT

ADS Western is currently implementing a 9-month project known as Lake Region Economic Bloc, Climate Change Governance, which is funded by DFID under its Deepening Democracy Programme. The project commenced in January 2019 and will run through to September, 2019. The key goal of the project is to support county governments to:

  1. Ensure proper alignment with national climate change policy processes
  2. Mainstream climate change into sectoral planning  
  3. Prepare them to access climate finance to support community prioritised adaptation interventions that build resilience, through establishment of County Climate Change Fund Mechanisms. 

The project is implemented by Adaptation Consortium (ADA) composed of a number of state and non-state actors. The members of the consortium are:

  1. National Drought Management Authority (secretariat)
  2. International Institute for Environment and Development
  3. Christian Aid – lead agency
  4. Council of Governors
  5. Kenya Meteorological Department
  6. Climate Change Directorate
  7. Local implementing partners (ADS Western, CREPP, Lifeskills Promoters)

 

INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT FOR STRENGTHENING OF RESILIENCE IN WESTERN KENYA.

This is a project funded by the German Government through Bread for the World which has been active since 1997 and is currently ongoing for a period of five years.

The project contributes to strengthening the sustainable food security of smallholder households in Western Kenya i.e Kakamega, Bungoma and Busia.

INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT FOR STRENGTHENING OF RESILIENCE IN WESTERN KENYA

This is a project funded by the German Government through Bread for the World which has been active since 1997 and is currently ongoing for a period of five years.

The project contributes to strengthening the sustainable food security of smallholder households in Western Kenya i.e Kakamega, Bungoma and Busia.

PROMOTING AFRICAN INDIGENOUS VEGETABLES AND POULTRY INTEGRATION FOR IMPROVED FOOD SECURITY, NUTRITION AND INCOME OF SMALL HOLDER FARMERS IN WESTERN KENYA

This is a project funded by National Research Fund-Multidisciplinary Research Grant 

Partners: KALRO-Kakamega, ADS-W and Agro-Kenya

Areas of operation: Vihiga (Chavakali ward) and Busia (East Bukhayo) counties

Overall goal: To contribute to food and nutrition security, poverty reduction and improved income through strengthening vegetable –poultry farming systems in Western Kenya.

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT ALLIANCE (CEA).

TITLE: Strategic partnership for lobby and advocacy-Convene and Convince

Donor: Ministry of foreign affairs Netherlands through ICCO

Overall goal: To ensure that civil society contribute ton decreasing inequality and injustice in societies to create the conditions for just economic, social, and political development. 

AFRICAN LEAFY VEGETABLE PRODUCTION & MARKETING PILOT PROJECT

Donor: Christian Aid

Areas of Operation: Kakamega County (Matungu, Butere and Khwisero sub-counties) Vihiga County (Emuhaya, Luanda and Sabatia sub-counties) 

 Main Goal of Project

To increase African leafy vegetable production and access to markets of small-scale producers in Western Kenya for increased production, improved nutrition and income.

SCALING UP SUSTAINABLE LAND MANAGEMENT AND AGRO-BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION TO REDUCE ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION IN SMALL SCALE AGRICULTURE IN WESTERN KENYA

This project is funded by The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) through KALRO ALUPE .The  project is being implemented in three counties namely Kakamega, Vihiga and Nandi. The project targets communities living within a 5-km radius from the edge of Kakamega – Nandi North forest. Its implement by a consortium of ten partners, it uses value chain (maize, beans and local vegetables),micro-catchment and innovation platform approaches.

Goal:

The goal of the Project is to contribute to food security and incomes of smallholder farmers and secure sustainable land and forest ecosystems in Western Kenya. 

FISHERFOLK INTERVENTION PROJECT 

Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare (AMPATH) is funded by USAID in partnership with ADSW. The project employs a combination of prevention approach based on KNASP III. It focuses on behavioural, biomedical and structural interventions. It is being implemented in Busia County at Samia Sub county in five beaches; Busijo, Sio port, Buyuha, Bumbe and Busembe Beaches in Bwiri and Agenga Nanguba locations. Samia Sub county has a fisherfolk population of 943 male and 429 female as per Beach Management records in the five beaches.