This Kenya Climate Smart Agriculture Implementation Framework 2018- 2027 (KCSAIF), hereinafter referred to as “the Framework”, has been developed to set guidelines for implementing Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) approaches, strategies, practices and technologies in Kenya. CSA is an approach that will simultaneously enhance gains in agricultural productivity, build resilience to climatic and weather shocks as well as reduce emissions intensity from agriculture and food systems by adapting to efficient practices. This would require collaborative actions amongst the various actors along the value chain, including: National and County Governments, farmers, the private sector, development partners, Non-Governmental Organizations, Civil Society Organizations and other value chain actors.
The Framework has been developed to guide implementation of CSA at national and county government levels and above all in the context of global obligations and local realities in consideration that Kenya is a signatory to the Kyoto Protocol and the Paris Agreements. It is realigned to the need for Kenya to realize its development goals under Kenya Vision 2030, of which agriculture is a key driver. The Framework aims at leveraging on global opportunities by providing clear structures through which farmers can directly benefit from by tapping the available global climate financing instruments in collaborations with the sector players.