Backstopping of WKIEMP by ICRAF – PHASE III – (GEF)

Published on 28 April 2010

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Timeline

Start Date: 1 July 2009 | End Date: 30 June 2010

Overview

Project: The main objectives of this engagement are:

1. Establish interventions that mitigate land degradation.

2. Evaluate and document the potential of different tree species to sequester carbon on degraded land.

3. Establish interventions that sequester carbon on agricultural systems.

4. Establish Participatory Action Plans (PAP’s) intervention plots at several sites. The following activities will be undertaken:

1. Identify and recommend relevant meetings that would further enhance the capacity and increase exposure of the project through participation and/or linkages to carbon finance fora.

2. Maintain the already established tree species screening trial in the lower blocks of Nyando and Yala

3. Establish and document the impacts of project interventions on the set quantitative parameters as given in the Biophysical and Socioeconomic Monitoring and Evaluation Plan.

4. Identify and map out the areas under degradation risk within all nine blocks as reference and proof for applicability of the chosen classification approach under integration of data provided by Kenya Soil Survey in the Nyando, Yala and Nzoia river basins.

5. Maintain demonstration fields/plots to be used as project/community learning sites on mitigation measures for increasing tree cover on severely degraded sites in selected micro catchments in the two operational blocks of Nyando and Yala basins. The project aims at generating the following outputs as per the above activities.

1. Clearance guidelines for facilitating PCO/KARI staff to participate in carbon finance forums.

2. Final technical reports covering all aspects of the trials including, trial objectives, rationale, methodology, achievements, experiences, lessons learnt and tentative tree species suitablitity for the various agro ecological zones within both operational blocks.

3. Block based technical reports detailing the project impacts on the quantitative parameters measured during baseline status survey and an analysis of how the observed impacts are or have contributed to the Project Sevelopment Objective (PDO).

4. Block based maps of classified risk to degradation on five blocks (lower Nzoia, lower Yala and all 3 blocks of Nyando) with recommendations for appropriate mitigation measures for each risk class for both operational blocks in the Nyando and Nzoia.

5. Final technical reports covering all aspects on the rehabilitation of severely degraded sites detailing objectives, rationale, methodology, achievements, experiences, lessons learnt, and tentative recommendations for the rehabilitation of other similar degraded areas with both operational blocks.

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