ECLOF Kenya case study: Climate smart agriculture dairy loan

Published on

February 13, 2019

The purpose of this document is to provide a synthesis of findings for ECLOF Kenya and the Service Delivery Model (“SDM”) in which its Climate Smart Agriculture dairy loan operates. SDMs are supply chain structures involving multiple stakeholders providing services to farmers, including training, access to inputs and finance, to improve their productivity, and ultimately their profitability and livelihoods.

The SDM methodology applies a data driven and comprehensive approach to the provision of smallholder services, helping partners to think holistically about the service delivery model they operate in, and to identify and systematize the critical ingredients to successfully and sustainably reach smallholders at scale. In line with the SDM approach, this document provides a quantitative and qualitative analysis of the sustainability of the key actors in ECLOF Kenya Climate Smart Agriculture (“CSA”) Dairy Loan SDM:

  • Financial service provider (“FSP”)
  • Value chain partners (“VCP”)
  • Smallholder farmers

It then brings the three actors together to look at overall sustainability of the SDM and the enabling role of donor funding.

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IDH Farmfit
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IDH drives sustainability from niche to norm; by convening companies, civil society organizations, governments and others in public-private partnerships. Together with our partners, we design, co-fund and prototype new economically viable approaches to realize green & inclusive growth at scale. Our approaches are designed to drive sustainability in commodity sectors and sourcing areas, while delivering impact on the Sustainable Development Goals. Through Farmfit, IDH supports the development of viable business models that deliver finance and other services to smallholder farmers. IDH is supported by multiple European governments, and works together with over 500 companies, 35 civil society organizations and 40 governments, in 11 sectors and 11 landscapes, worldwide.

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