The Green Employment in Agriculture Programme is a 5 years’ programme (2021 to 2025) funded by DANIDA. The programme seeks to contribute directly to Kenya’s vision 2030 and to one of the Denmark-Kenya Strategic Framework on accelerated decent employment creation in MSMEs and improved competitiveness of targeted value chains in agriculture which will contribute to transforming the economy towards a greener and more inclusive growth.
GEAP programme targets 40,000 smallholder farmers and will be implemented in 12 counties namely, Kilifi, Kwale, Nakuru, Nyandarua, Siaya, Kisii, Kakamega, Bungoma, Trans Nzoia, Uasin Gishu, Makueni and Machakos.
The programme will facilitate increased commercialization, decent employment, and green transformation through targeted interventions in seven selected agriculture value chains that include, Dairy, Export Vegetables, Mango, Avocado, Indigenous Poultry, Coconut, and Aquaculture.
Key workstreams include building the capacity of value chain stakeholders, increase productivity, facilitate market linkages and access to finance. MESPT will promote uptake of green technologies and services that will contribute to a greener economy as well as advocating for a regulatory environment in Kenya, promoting green transition in agriculture.
To ensure a gender balanced approach women and youth prioritization will be mainstreamed into all relevant activities.