Eco-Frontier Climate Smart Agriculture Resource Center
Eco-Frontier Kenya Odindo
Eco-frontier is a Kenyan-based social and environment enterprise that works with the resource poor smallholder farmer in mind. Eco-frontier has established a Climate Smart Agriculture Resource Centre that is intended to serve as a knowledge, learning and demonstration center for climate smart agriculture in Kisumu County.The center seeks to empower smallholder farmers through providing targeted climate information coupled with agro-advisories to smallholder farmers who will be empowered to plant high value crops; enhancing uptake of urban agriculture for urban and peri-urban populations in the environs of Kisumu county; leveraging informal agricultural value chains to meet urban demand for fresh produce; and providing leadership in production, aggregation and value addition of fresh fruit and vegetables from smallholder farmers and targeting the urban markets. By transmitting regular, timely and downscaled climate information coupled with capacity building on climate smart agriculture, the community will be able to make decisions on crop management and farming practices to increase productivity. Through improved agricultural production the community will be more food and livelihoods secure. It is also hoped that by increased awareness, the community can influence county level policy decisions on environment, climate change and agriculture.