SUMMARY OF PROJECTS IMPLEMENTED BY REOURCE PLAN LTD
(A) LAND & WATER MANAGEMENT CONSULTANCIES
- Identifying the country case study on pathways for innovation for sustainable agriculture intensification (SAI) in Kenya. This study provides practical, evidence-based lessons on factors that influence success in pathways for innovation for SAI. It provides lessons in innovation for SAI, based on concrete examples, to guide future investment by practitioners and investor, helping to feed into global advocacy by CoSAI and partners to increase and improve the use of funding for research and innovation to rapidly scale up SAI. Contracted the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and the Commission for Sustainable Development (COSAI), implemented [May -October 2021].
- Rapid Diagnostic Study of Farmer-Led Irrigation Development (FLID) in Kenya – Policy, Legal and Institutional Environment. This project explored the policy and legal barriers in the enabling environment constraining smallholder farmers in autonomously carrying out small-scale irrigation development, and then identified the ways forward for policy support to FLID. Client was The World Bank and WRG2030 [Jan -April 2021]
- Research Translation Partner for the – Data-driven decision support for improved water security in East Africa. Laser Pulse East Africa Water Security (LPEAWS) Project in collaboration with of Purdue University, USA. Contracted by S. Agency for International Development [Sept 2020-October 2022]
- Finalization and Editing of County Sustainable Food Systems Strategy (SFSS) documents for 14 ASAL Counties in Kenya (Garissa, Kilifi, Tana River, Taita Taveta, Kwale, Kitui, Makueni, Isiolo, Marsabit, Mandera, Turkana, Baringo, Samburu, Wajir). This project involved the review of draft Sustainable Food Systems strategies from 14 counties to identify the gaps and inconsistencies, training the county staff on Strategy preparation, conducting a write-shop and editing the Strategy documents produced. For the World Food Programme (WFP) December 2019-April 2020].
- Country Assessment on Solar Powered Irrigation Systems in Kenya and preparation of a Report and Policy Brief. This project involved identifying users of solar-powered irrigation (SPIS) in Kenya, the opportunities and risks with SPIS and determine the legal, policy and financial instruments relating to SPIS and recommendations for technical, financial, regulatory and policy mechanisms for SPIS in Kenya. For FAO [Nov 2018-April 2019]
- Scoping Study to Identify Viable Water Management Interventions to Improve the Productivity of Smallholder Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa. It entailed gathering information, data and ideas to develop a clear understanding of the critical issues facing agricultural water management in sub Saharan Africa with field visits to Ethiopia, Kenya, Ghana and Tanzania. Then determining the most viable and sustainable irrigation and/or water management options for improving the productivity of staple crops under smallholder agriculture in Africa. For the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa [October 2017- April 2018]
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- Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (MENR) ) [August 2016- February 2017) : Developing the Kenya Agricultural Productivity and Sustainable Land Management Project ( KAPSLMP
Developing the Kenya Strategic Investment Framework (KSIF) for Sustainable Land Management (SLM) in Kenya. This is a Strategy document developed in line with the Vision 2030 of Kenya and meant to strengthen inter-sectoral coordination, integrated approaches, cost effective investments, prioritization and budgetary support for SLM and thereby contribute to the attainment of Kenya Vision 2030 targets of economic development, food security and sustainable livelihoods.
- AgSRI PTY of India (November 2015- August 2016) Implementing a project entitled “Promoting and implementing System of Rice Intensification (SRI) in Western Kenya”. This project was implemented in the Ahero, West Kano and South West Kano irrigation schemes of western Kenya, on behalf of the funding organization, of India. It involved the establishment of the study protocols for SRI method, development and printing of training materials, facilitating the training of staff and farmers on SRI principles and support in organizing meetings and logistics for SRI technology and development of a systematic database on identified parameters; and also creating awareness about improved cultivation practices and adoption of System of Rice Intensification (SRI) to reduce water use and improve productivity of paddy crop in western Kenya.
- Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Kenya ( November 2015-April 2016) – Conducted an assessment of ecosystem services in Kenya’s ASAL (arid and semi-arid lands) water towers (Marsabit and Samburu) and Developing a Project Document (ProDoc) in FAO format, for the Integrated and Participatory Management of ASAL Water Towers in Northern Kenya.
- NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency (NPCA) (2015 – 2016) – Assessment of the policy, legislative, and institutional framework for sustainable land management within the public sector in Kenya. It involved conducting a review of existing policy, legal and institutional frameworks governing the work of all government agencies involved in land management and degradation as detailed in the objectives; Produce a policy review report based on the findings from the review; Present study findings to key stakeholders at a national dissemination workshop to be hosted by the government of Kenya; and Finalize the report based on the inputs from the workshop. For NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency (NPCA).
- Reviewing and Updating of the Tana Catchment Area (TCA) Catchment Management Strategy (CMS): [Dec 2013-May 2014] Developing the methodology for Review of Catchment Management Strategies (CMS), for TCA, with assessment of the progress made in the implementation of past TCA CMS based on stakeholder consultations, field visits, interviews, progress reports and assessment of activities implemented at regional and sub-regional levels. Highlight the value of ecosystem services and protect and restore degraded ecosystems and ensure increased participation and public consultations in the development of the CMS. Review and update the Tana-Catchment Management Strategy for 2014-2022, for WRMA.