Connecting, Transforming and Sustaining Livelihoods

4S@ Scale Programme

The 4S@Scale programme is a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands (DGIS) between Hivos and ECOM. It is a 5 year programme that started in 2013 and ends in 2018 Overall objective Improving the livelihoods of 90,000 small holder coffee farmers in East Africa using integrated farming systems. This programme is based on sustainable coffee farming systems through the use of bio-slurry and income diversification efforts through dairy and/or horticulture. The programme operates under five main components

  • Productivity
  • Market Linkages
  • Diversification of income streams
  • Viable service delivery
  • Gender, and Youth Mainstreaming

Under this programme The Kenya National Federation of farmer (KENAFF) will promote biogas to ehnance diversification of income and productivity. Specific outcomes

  • Increased productivity of 90,000 smallholder farmers
  • Income diversification for all participants
  • Improved livelihoods of 45,000 women through greater income opportunities, less fuel collection and elevated social status
  • Independent income earning opportunities for young people in various rural sectors
  • Clean, reliable , cheap biogas for cooking and lighting for 22,000 households
  • Positive contribution to climate change mitigation from biogas digesters
  • SMS, Kawacom and Tutunze to become unsubsidised operations that can guarantee extension services, marketing and agro-investment support beyond the duration of the public–private partnership.
  • Periodically update the leadership and management of KENAFF on the relevant policy issues affecting the country's agricultural landscape
  • Liaise and maintain contacts with the relevant policy-making institutions in the country to build strong links/coalitions on behalf of the farming community

Kilimo Talii

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Farmers' Conference Centre
Along Thogoto Mutarakwa Road
P. O Box 43148-00100, Nairobi
Tel: +254 20 2180608 or KSL +254 20 2180648
Mobile: +254 723903957
Fax: +254 20 2180687

Email: farmers(at)