Last updated: 03/7/2020
Programme objectives

To enhance food security and contribute to poverty reduction.

References
Nzuma, J.M. 2013. “The political economy of food price policy - The case of Kenya.” WIDER Working Paper, No. 2013/026. Helsinki: UNU-WIDER. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www.wider.unu.edu/publications/working-papers/2013/en_GB/wp2013-026/>.
Country
Geographic area
Previous programme name (if any)
 
Institutions and agencies involved
Start date
2007
References
Ogada, M.J. et al. 2011. Trends and Outlook Report on Key Agriculture and Rural Development Indicators in Kenya. Washington, DC: IFPRI. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www.resakss. org/sites/default/files/pdfs/trends-and-outlook-report-on-key-indicators-in-ken-50981.pdf>.
Programme components
Beneficiaries also have access to cereal banks, warehouse receipts and participation in farmer groups.
References
Dorward, A. 2009. Rethinking Agricultural Input Subsidy Programmes in a Changing World. Rome: FAO. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www.oecd.org/tad/agricultural-policies/46384527.pdf>.
Conditionalities (if any)
 
Contribution type and amount
 
Targeting methods
Categorical Targeting
Targeted areas
Rural areas nationwide.
References
Nzuma, J.M. 2013. “The political economy of food price policy - The case of Kenya.” WIDER Working Paper, No. 2013/026. Helsinki: UNU-WIDER. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www.wider.unu.edu/publications/working-papers/2013/en_GB/wp2013-026/>.
Target groups
Smallholder farmers
Eligibility criteria
Targeted farmers have fewer than 2.5 acres of land.
References
Nzuma, J.M. 2013. “The political economy of food price policy - The case of Kenya.” WIDER Working Paper, No. 2013/026. Helsinki: UNU-WIDER. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www.wider.unu.edu/publications/working-papers/2013/en_GB/wp2013-026/>.
Eligibility reassessment (if any)
 
Type of benefits
Agricultural inputs
References
Ogada, M.J. et al. 2011. Trends and Outlook Report on Key Agriculture and Rural Development Indicators in Kenya. Washington, DC: IFPRI. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www.resakss. org/sites/default/files/pdfs/trends-and-outlook-report-on-key-indicators-in-ken-50981.pdf>.
Amount of benefits
Each beneficiary is entitled to a 50kg bag of basal fertiliser, 50kg bag of top dressing (urea) and 10kg of maize seeds. These inputs are sold at a lower price, around 10 per cent below market rates.
References
ACF/FSP Study Team. 2009. Policy Advisory Note - Proposed Reforms for the Zambian Fertilizer Support Programme (FSP). Lusaka: Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://fsg.afre.msu.edu/zambia/tour/ACF_Policy_Advisory_Note_FSP.pdf>.
Payment/delivery frequency
One-time benefit; after one year of the receipt of the original benefit, the farmers can access seasonal input loans from the Equity Bank.
References
ACF/FSP Study Team. 2009. Policy Advisory Note - Proposed Reforms for the Zambian Fertilizer Support Programme (FSP). Lusaka: Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://fsg.afre.msu.edu/zambia/tour/ACF_Policy_Advisory_Note_FSP.pdf>.
Benefit delivery mechanism
Farmers receive vouchers (valid for 60 days) which they can redeem at private input sellers/agro-dealers.
References
Nzuma, J.M. 2013. “The political economy of food price policy - The case of Kenya.” WIDER Working Paper, No. 2013/026. Helsinki: UNU-WIDER. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www.wider.unu.edu/publications/working-papers/2013/en_GB/wp2013-026/>.
Benefit recipients
Smallholder farmers
Minimum and maximum duration of benefits (if any)
 
Coverage
2.5 million farmers are targeted by this programme; annually, the project targets 45,000 beneficiaries.
References
Nzuma, J.M. 2013. “The political economy of food price policy - The case of Kenya.” WIDER Working Paper, No. 2013/026. Helsinki: UNU-WIDER. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www.wider.unu.edu/publications/working-papers/2013/en_GB/wp2013-026/>.
Programme expenditure
USD4 million in 2008, which corresponds to about 13 per cent of the government’s budget dedicated to the agricultural sector.
References
ACF/FSP Study Team. 2009. Policy Advisory Note - Proposed Reforms for the Zambian Fertilizer Support Programme (FSP). Lusaka: Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://fsg.afre.msu.edu/zambia/tour/ACF_Policy_Advisory_Note_FSP.pdf>.
Monitoring and evaluation mechanisms and frequency
 
Legal Framework
 
MIS
 
Population Group