- Country: Kenya
- Award period: September 2013 - March 2016
- Website: http://www.netafim.com
Netafim, in partnership with Kenyan agricultural distributor Amiran, rural finance consulting firm Conexus, and several Kenyan banks, is bringing drip irrigation packages to smallholder farmers. Kits are available in 250 square meter, 500 square meter, and one-acre sizes along with training and after sales services and starter packages of seeds, fertilizer, tanks and pumps. To help facilitate the upfront investment, the partners are developing a consumer loan product with commercial banks that includes an initial grace period with an 18-month payback.
Outcome: Up to 4,600 smallholders will access drip irrigation kits, technical assistance, and starter seed and fertilizer packages financed through a new loan mechanism.