28 July – 2 August, 2014. Agricultural Society of Kenya (ASK) Kisumu Fair.
As part of its 2014 work plan on participatory action research in Nyando climate- smart villages, CCAFS East Africa intends to train 500 women, leaders and entrepreneurs and farmers in climate-smart innovations focusing on three thematic areas; new climate-smart practices and agro-advisories, appropriate on farm tools and technologies; and accessing micro finance and
Farmers will be trained on agricultural practices and how agro-advisory services can improve their knowledge in making choices about farm enterprises under climate-smart agriculture.
The specific topics of the Kisumu ASK training are:
- Appropriate technologies to increase on-farm productivity: e.g. agronomic methods, livestock technologies, farm equipment, post-harvest processing technologies
- Climate related risk management through index insurance and microfinance
- Agro-advisories and how to integrate them with new and improved agriculture practices