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Climate Friendly Cooking Project

Status: Ongoing

Period: September 2021 – September 2024

The project seeks to accelerate growth of ICS market through interventions that will significantly enhance the supply, demand of ICS solutions in tea growing zones by developing/enhancing last mile distribution of ICS solutions, support access to finance efforts by the project besides enhancing consumer awareness in the focal areas.

The goal of this project is to accelerate the transformation towards modern and improved cooking energy in order to contribute in the reduction of related Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions, and thus contributing to climate change mitigation in Kenya. This can be achieved mainly through this mitigation measures targeting promotion of climate friendly improved cooking technologies and cooking fuels.

Impact and Progress

  • The project has recruited existing 50 (19M 18F) distributors of Improved cookstoves across in 23 Factory catchments across 12 counties. This will ensure that more smallholder farmers access the improved cook stoves.
  • 34 Last Mile Enterprenuers (LMEs) have received business development and empowerment training. The training was organised as a 5-days residential training to allow the LMEs time to interact and form peer-to-peer networking. The training was conducted in 2 tranches, in Embu and Kericho.
  • Continued awareness raising sessions are being conducted during the factory events and other events across the tea growing areas to reach the farmers and community members.
  • KTDA Foundation, GIZ, various partners and KTDA-managed tea factories planted 100,803 tree seedlings of which 30,041 were indigenous 46,750 were exotic and 24,012 were fruit trees. All project activities have been organized using community participatory approaches, to ensure community safeguarding.


GIZ and Global Climate Fund