Call for Concept Notes from Agribusiness Companies
The Kenya Integrated Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (KIWASH) is a five-year U.S Agency for International Development (USAID) project implemented by Development Alternatives Inc. (DAI).
The goal of KIWASH is to improve county level ability to deliver, sustain and/or integrate WASH and agricultural interventions for the improved health and well-being of Kenyans.
Under this goal, the project targets to increase access to irrigation and nutrition services through promotion of irrigation and kitchen gardening technologies for over 50,000 smallholder farmers in Busia, Kakamega, Kisumu, Kitui, Makueni, Migori, Nairobi, Nyamira and Siaya counties.
The grants program is designed to issue recoverable grants to agribusiness companies working in various crop value chains such as vegetables, fruits and staples to promote technologies such as drip irrigation, solar water pumps, motorized pumps, rain water harvesting, kitchen gardening and similar affordable technologies that ultimately increase agricultural productivity and increase returns to smallholder farmers.
The program also aims to catalyze the lending environment and encourage financial institutions to expand financial services to smallholder farmers sustainably.
KIWASH invites applications from agribusinesses that are working with smallholder farmers through a contractual arrangement in the collection of produce, provision of inputs arrangements and repayment of such benefit.
Preference will be given to agribusinesses with experience in production and marketing of high value crops within the nine counties and are currently working with US Government supported smallholder farmers.