Nationally Determined Contribution to reduce its GHG emissions by 30% by 2030 relative to the Business-As-Usual scenario and in line with its sustainable development agenda, and to mainstream climate change adaptation into the water sector.
EMC Consultants is a company dedicated to providing high-quality environmental outcomes and solutions for their clients. EMC is a wholly Kenyan-owned environmental consultancy that is small enough to focus on their clients, but large enough to provide expertise across a wide range of environmental and engineering services. They focus on delivering solutions through a highly consultative process as a way of providing the services.
Micro-irrigation system for smallholder farmers for horticultural production (e.g. vegetables and fruits), which comprises of:
_household farm pond (50m3) for harvesting surface runoff, lined with ultra-violet resistance plastic and roofed with either iron-sheet< or shade-net (supported by wooden or metallic structure)
_low-head drip irrigation system: 50-100-litre jerrican kit, or 230-litre mini-tank kit
_Simple hand pump (Hip pump) for lifting water from the farm pond into the drip system
In this study, an integrated modelling framework was assembled to investigate potential impacts of agricultural expansion and climate changes on irrigation water requirements in Taita Hills, Kenya. The framework comprised a land use change simulation model, a reference evapotranspiration model and synthetic precipitation data sets generated through a Monte Carlo simulation. In order to generate plausible climate change scenarios, outputs from General Climate Models were used as reference to perturbing the Monte Carlo simulations.
This solar dryer design is based on the design of a green -house and was designed by QSM and Associates. The main difference is that the dryer is fitted with fine wire mesh on both the windward and the leeward sides at the bottom for air inlet and an opening at the top to provide for exhaustion of the vapors coming from the produce. Inside the dyer are racks fitted with fine mesh wire of food grade material to hold the produce and the floor is plastered. The standard design is seven by fifteen meters and can hold a ton of fresh produce.
The CTCN conducts a series of Regional Forums to provide opportunities for NDEs, Network Members and climate technology stakeholders to meet and discuss some of the key issues and share experiences. The Africa Forum was jointly organized with the UNEP- DTU TNA project for National Coordinators of Africa Region and back-to-back with the 2018 African Carbon Forum (11-13 April 2018).
This policy brief examines how Kenya can create an enabling environment for private investment in adaptation, and how development partners can support this effort.
Private investments in adaptation are important. The costs of adaptation are too high to be met by the public sector alone, and developed countries have expressly envisioned private-sector contributions in their pledge to mobilize 100 billion USD per year by 2020 to support climate action in developing countries.
Kenya lies along the equator and receives enough sunshine during the year. There is potential for applying solar dryers to dry cereals such as maize, wheat and rice after harvesting. These cereals are widely grown in the country both by small households and in large farms.
Status of technology in country
In Kenya, GIZ has played a key role in introducing the technology. Most of the work was with simple direct, lowest cost type solar dryers. Such "simple" designs use frames made of wood, inside which screen trays are laid. A UV resistant plastic film is used as a cover.
According to this manual, sand dams are among the most cost-effective methods of rainwater harvesting known. They have the potential to provide communities living in dry land areas with an improved local water supply for life, even during periods of drought. The manual draws upon the experience of constructing sand dams in Kenya, where the majority of the world"s sand dams are located.