Component 1 – Sector Coordination:
Kenya’s agricultural sector receives support from and is shaped by many actors including the Government of Kenya, bilateral and multilateral Development Partners, private institutions and NGOs. This component therefore supports the establishment of an inclusive institutional framework for improved agricultural sector coordination and harmonization, and an enabling policy and institutional environment for the realization of the Agricultural sector Development strategy (ASDS). The intended outcomes of this component are:
· Sub-component 1:1: Sector-wide coordination and joint programming improved
· Sub-component 1:2: Sector institutions and capacities strengthened
· Sub-component 1:3: Linkages between key sector stakeholders improved
· Sub-component 1:4: Sector-wide M&E information systems developed and supported
· Sub-component 1:5: Appropriate sector-wide policies, strategies and regulations developed.
Subcomponent 1: Sector wide coordination and joint programming improved
This sub-component aims at:
· Establishing and Strengthening ASDS coordination institutions mandates and procedure at both county and national
· Establishing and supporting joint sector programming and financing mechanism
· Supporting in soliciting funding for operation of ASDS coordination mechanism to increase Amount of funding allocated to ASDS coordination from GoK and Development Partners sources
· Establishing of functional ASDSP coordinating and management structures
The direct impacts of the sub-component are expected to be: (a) effective use of resourcesthrough effective application of a harmonized sector-wide approach, (b) efficient and transparent use of resources by the sector ministries, and (c) improved aid effectiveness
Sub-component 1.2: Sector institutions and capacity for implementation of the ASDSP strengthened
The main focus of this sub-component is development of capacity to drive sector-wide coordination and to implement the ASDSP.
The target group for the capacity building effort is a broad variety of sector organizations including local and central government bodies and private sector organizations. Capacity-building support is provided for sector players at both national and county levels to ensure they have a clear division of roles and well-defined relationships in line with the Constitution. Efforts are made to target the private sector both as a provider and receiver of relevant and focused capacity-building activities
The direct impacts are expected to be: (a) Improved performance of sector institutions, and (b) improved performance of ASDSP governing and coordinating bodies.
Sub-component 1.3: Linkages between key sector stakeholders improved
The purpose of this sub-component is to strengthen and create platforms for coordination among programmes and a broad range of value chain (VC) actors at sector level leading to improvement in agricultural production and food security. The direct impacts are expected to be: (a) Improved access to agricultural services and infrastructure by VC actors, (b) improved VC actors’ satisfaction with agricultural services and infrastructure, and c) sustained use of relevant technologies and assets by VC actors
Under this component, mechanisms are established to develop the priotized value chain and to promote collaboration and networking among private and public institutions.
Sub-component 1.4: Sector-wide M&E information systems developed and supported
The purpose of this sub-component is to enhance sector information and communication systems. The direct impacts are expected to be: (a) Sustained use of sector-wide M&E services by sector stakeholders, and (b) enhanced accountability relationships among stakeholders. The final impact will be: improved stakeholder satisfaction with sector-wide M&E services.
Under this sub-component, enhanced availability of relevant and harmonized information and communication across the sector is supported through;
Systems established and information to generate for internal ASDSP management and M&E
· Support to establishment and function of sector-wide M&E in conformity with Sector wide Approach ( SWAp) that is linked to the National Monitoring and Evaluation System (NIMES)
· Strengthening of information management systems for provision of timely and appropriate information to sector stakeholder at all levels to enable them to make informed business decisions.
Sub-component 1.5: Sector-wide policies, strategies and regulations developed
This sub-component aims to support the establishment of an enabling policy environment for the sector in general, and more specifically for environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive value chain development. The direct impact of interventions in this sub-component is: Appropriate sector policies, strategies and regulations in use
The ASDSP provides technical and financial support to identifying and rolling-out policies, strategies and regulations of relevance to ASDSP intervention areas policy updates, while the process of facilitating the promulgation of the policies is in the primary responsibility of the respective sector ministries