Climate Smart Agriculture: Cassava and Sorghum Value Chains

The Climate Smart Agriculture intervention of the DFID supported StARCK+ Finance and Innovation Climate Change Fund is on-lending climate finance through microfinance institutions to small-holder farmers involved in cassava, sorghum, dairy and indigenous chicken.

Cassava and sorghum are resilient production systems, able to do well in agro-climatically fragile environments where other cereal crops become unviable. Currently grown in Nyanza, Western, Coast and Eastern provinces, where they are a main staple, cassava and sorghum are projected to be less affected in the future climate than most popular crops.