The project area, consisting of both cropland and grassland, is characterized by constant or increasing agricultural pressure on lands, decreasing use of agricultural inputs such as fertilizers and decreasing forest land. Smallholder farmers participating in the project practice mixed agriculture
dominated by maize, beans and livestock. The majority of farmers live in poverty and suffer from food insecurity. In addition to the advisory services provided by the project, agricultural productivity in the area is promoted through extension services provided by government and other civil society organizations. The purpose of KACP is to promote Sustainable Agricultural Land Management (SALM) practices for regeneration of degraded lands, mitigation of greenhouse gas (GHG) emission and building of adaptive capacity to enable farmers to cope with the impacts of climate change. Vi Agroforestry’s field officers are sensitizing, mobilizing and training farmers on SALM practices through participatory group and organization development approaches. Farmers who adopt SALM practices will generate carbon stocks in agricultural systems, increase staple food production and access carbon market annual revenues until 2029.