In November 2021 a group of 12 experts was convened in Bungoma to select the key value chains for the NICE project in a participatory, multi-stakeholder approach. In different multisectoral teams such as e.g. crops team, livestock team and fisheries team different value chains were rated as per the general value chain selection criteria of the project with scoring each value chain on a 3-point scale (1-3) and excluding commodities with a low total score from further consideration.
Poultry, groundnuts and African Leafy Vegetables have been selected as the value chains to further focus on and beneficial potentials for vulnerable groups as well as value chain challenges have been analyzed for each selected food commodity to define most effective interventions.
A farmers’ survey to understand the current status and potential for agroecological practices in Bungoma using an adapted version of FAO’s Self-evaluation and Holistic Assessment of climate Resilience of farmers and Pastoralists tool with 150 farmers has started in Bungoma in March 2022.