The objective of component 1 is ‘To strengthen: (i) community level institutions’ ability to identify and implement investments that improve their agricultural productivity, food security and nutritional status and (ii) linkages to selected Value Chain (VCs) and Producer Organizations (POs.) ’
Component 1 is being implemented through community-driven and value chain approach. Its comprised of 2 sub-components:
Sub-Component 1.1: Strengthening Community-Level Institutions
This sub component aims at building the capacity of community-level institutions, such as Community-Driven Development Committees (CDDCs), CIGs, and VMGs, to plan, implement, manage, and monitor agricultural and rural livelihood development interventions through:
- Facilitating community mobilization and awareness creation of the Participatory Integrated Community Development (PICD) process, through which priority interventions are identified
- Development of and training on standardized training modules for PICD and VC development
- Payments to competitively selected advisory service provider (SP) consortia to provide technical and extension advisory services
- Facilitation of County Technical Departments (CTDs) to provide oversight and quality assurance at the sectoral level.
Sub-Component 1.2- Supporting Community Investments
This sub-component aims at financing the physical investments in the form of community micro-projects identified in the PICD process that increase agricultural productivity, improve livelihoods, reduce vulnerability and include a strong nutrition focus.
The Micro-project investments are categorized in 4 windows that ensures inclusivity of all community members:
- SLM Interventions and VC development
- Market-Oriented Alternative Livelihood Interventions
- Targeted support to Vulnerable and Marginalized Groups (VMGs)
- Nutrition Mainstreaming
This sub component aims at supporting micro project with the potential to increase agricultural productivity and incomes, value addition, and links to markets via POs, and to sustain the natural resource base and returns to targeted communities, rather than simply providing inputs.
Main Component Outputs
- Formation of Community – Driven Development Committees (CDDCs) in 415 communities
- Signing of MOUs by CDDCs and respective County Governments on the management of community grants and resources
- Communities have been mobilized in all the 21 counties to identify and implement investments that will improve their agricultural productivity, food security and nutritional status. PICD undertaken in 415 communities.
- The community institutions – the Community Driven Development Committees (CDDCs) have been strengthened to enable them undertake their roles and responsibilities of ensuring that community grants and resources are well managed for increased productivity and profitability.
- CIGs/VMGs micro projects have been funded in any of the 4 investment windows and implementation is in progress.