The Kenya Climate Smart Agriculture Project (KCSAP) is a Government of Kenya initiative Supported by the World Bank. The Project Development Objective “to increase agricultural productivity and build resilience to climate change risks in the targeted smallholder farming and pastoral communities in Kenya, and in the event of an Eligible Crisis or Emergency, to provide immediate and effective response“.

The Project activities will contribute to these objectives by Up-scaling Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) Practices and supporting smallholder farmers to adopt integrated climate-smart Technology, Innovation and Management Practices (TIMPs) and also support investments through a community- driven development approach in smallholder agro-pastoral production systems and in pastoral extensive production systems in the Project area. The key implementing agents of this project are the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Irrigation (MOALF&I); Kenya Agriculture and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO); Kenya Meteorological Department (KMD); and County Governments in the targeted Counties. Farmers will access services through Producer Groups which are the vehicles for Farmer Empowerment. CSA oriented extension principally embraces sustainable approaches to service delivery. KCSAP will therefore use the value chain approach. As such, services will be offered along specific value chains in the project areas. To improve accountability, and efficiency, KCSAP will contract qualified Service Providers (consortia) that has a mix of skills to provide advisory services along the segments of proposed agriculture value chain. Prospective consortia are expected to include; individual professionals from agricultural firms, public extension, private firms, producer organizations, cooperatives, universities, non-governmental organizations (NGO) as well as faith based organizations (FBO). However, existing reputable organization (s) with technical and administrative capacity to provide advisory extension services may be considered for service delivery without necessarily teaming up to form consortia. The Project hereby invites eligible Service Providers (SPs) to provide technical advisory services to Farmer/ Producer Groups in Siaya County within the following project six wards: Sidindi and Ugunja Wards (Ugunja Sub County), W. Asembo and N. Uyoma Wards (Rarieda Sub County) and W. Sakwa and E. Yimbo Wards (Bondo Sub County) through common interest group approach. The institutions/firms must demonstrate experience in working with smallholder farmers in the provision of CSA services at various levels along specific value chains. In addition, they must provide information indicating their qualifications or qualifications of the individuals who will perform the services.

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