Project Proposal Cover Page

(1) Title of the project (2) Duration of the project (3) Proposing Organization (4) Address

:efFISHent Fish Farm :Six (6) Months :Forecast Youth For Development Organization ;P.O Box 402, Taveta 80302 ; ; Cell phone 0733 755 178 / 0722 383 995

(5) Contact Person

:Angelo M. Mwamburi

(6) Location of Project

Village Sub-location Location, Constituency, District, County. Province) Amount Requested

:Rekeke : Rekeke :Kimala :Taveta :Taveta :Taita-Taveta : Coast : Kenya Shillings Six Million, Eight Hundred Eighty Eight Thousand, and Three Hundred Seventy Three. (6,889,373/=)

Executive Summary
The efficient fish farm will address critical issues of resource and land utilization in Taveta. The project will create sustainable employment for youths in Rekeke and afford the surrounding communities with an alternative source of protein and modern fish farming techniques to hundreds of residents in the district thereby realizing livelihoods for many more among families. The farm owners – Forecast Youth for Development Organization intend to put up to three 40X30 meters ponds to farm mad fish and fresh water tilapia on their 20acre farm in Rekeke, Taveta for both export and local market.

We have partnered with APHIA II-Coast on a project of community initiation thus the training of 5 peer educators from the group was achieved. with the support ranging from nutritional components. We collaborate with several government departments like ministry of health. ministry of youth affairs. and medical support. . Since its inception. Forecast Youth for Development Organization has been actively involved in carrying out various community based activities such as: registration and support of OVCs in all the three divisions within Taveta District. material. The situation is worsening in the absence of deliberate efforts to diversify into modern and alternative reliable farming methods. ten percent of the proceeds will go towards helping orphans and vulnerable children and PLHIV.LABOLA. Forestation project at Eldoro Green Acres etc. Furthermore and as is with the group’s policy. Poverty and climate change have further aggravated the situation. forestation. This project will be implemented with a strategic aim of ensuring a healthy and wealthy environment for the surrounding communities and also the enhancement and promotion of quality fish farming methods through the demonstration and facilitation of the same practices geared towards sustainable livelihoods and development. This has brought about a predicament to existence of sustainable economic activities and its consequences have been laid bare. MAIN PROPOSAL (1) Introduction: Forecast Youth for Development Organization is a community based organization (CBO) registered with the Department of Social Services on 31st July 2006-registration number TT/CD/2/5513 with the principal mandate of coordinating youth affairs and providing civic education to the target community members on various aspects of everyday life. ministry of northern Kenya & other arid lands provincial administration in most of our activities. Forecast has several income generating activities including bottled pure spring water under the brand name – KIRANGARO SPRINGS. clay bricks making factory and maize flour milling under the brand name .2 The principal economic activity in Taveta is agriculture but lately reliable rainfall has dwindled and natural water sources are drying up.

rivers. For fish farming to take off there is need for investment in training of farmers to assist in extension servicers (Farmer to Farmer extension services). (3) Project Goal & Objectives 3. In order to keep pace with demand for food resulting from population growth. This seed money should not be treated as free money.3 (2) Problem Statement & Justification Population growth is a challenge to our ability to produce sufficient quantities of food especially proteins to match expected population increases. supplying and distribution of harvested fish. we have seen it wise to venture into fish farming as an alternative. Some of the unemployed Rekeke youths will be employed on the fish farm.1 Goal of the Project The overall goal of the project is to encourage interest and generate activities leading to a reassessment of resources and practices which ill increase the production of farmed products and to provide an avenue for the local youths to support their own living in having access to basic services. We are looking for donors to finance the initial costs of the project including its technical and financial inputs. Hatchery development for seed production. streams which have dried up with food insecurity being a major problem. to be producers of seed and feeds. but as credit which should be repaid back to form some revolving fund for other farmers to benefit. . 3. and be self-reliant through earning their own income through the sales of their fish.2 Objective One: To reduce poverty by creating employment opportunities that may not exist.e. Because of low level by Government in research and training extension services have been affected all over the country. Lastly there will be need to provide some seed money to help the trained farmers take off. Aquaculture development for the district will be in four parts namely Training. Aquaculture is one alternative to continued depletion of natural fisheries i. while others will self employ themselves from the resultant activities like buying. Our organization has an existing twenty-acre farm which we intend to start commercial fish farming. Feeds production and seed money to start off the initial group of farmers that would have been trained.

Mjini.4 Objective Three: To encourage sustainable production practices and skills among Rekeke youths by innovating and improving business practices tailored to their localities. while others engage in informal trade in the main several markets. eleven locations and twenty three sub-locations in area coverage of approximately 650 square kilometers. and beyond. . The majority of communities in Rekeke and beyond know only cereals and “nyama” as the only sources of protein.5 Objective Four To improve the nutritional status of the beneficiaries through provision of fish as a source of protein as well as diversifying income sources for the resource poor household’s to sustainably reduce shocks and stress. Fish will offer them a cheap and alternative protein source. However “nyama” is expensive for them to afford and the climatic conditions are difficult to sustain cereals farming.6 Objective Five Show that unemployed and uneducated youths are not a problem to the community but assets to the community by mobilizing them to work together for common benefits. The project area is cosmopolitan with multilingual groups from all over Kenya. 3. It is divided into three divisions. 3.1 Geographical area. The densely populated villages like Bura Ndogo. Chala etc are currently attracting a population of 70% of the total constituency population doing business and basically depending on micro-businesses while 30% depend on farming. Taveta district which comprises Taveta constituency is a rural/semi urban area along TanzaniaKenya border. The population has been co-habitating for decades depending on seasonal farming.3 Objective Two: To increase the range of choices in protein sources. 3.4 3. (4) Project Methodology: 4. Taveta town is situated along the border with Tanzania with an international like trade between Kenyans and Tanzanians in the famous Taveta Market. This has facilitated a quick rise in population. Carlifornia.

2 Target Population Taveta District has an estimated population of 68. Procedures/Strategies of implementation Use of NEMA for environmental conservation in and around the farm. (5) Activity Plan & Budget: N o Activity and item description Unit Quantit y Unit Cost Total Cost . Forecast will employ professional project performance. The demand for fresh fish is ever rising due to population increase in the constituency with the booming economic activities influencing majority of people to shift their bases from the various marginalized districts in Kenya to Taveta for better life. 2009 Population census) with an annual growth rate of over 05% and is expected to increase due to increasing economic activities in the area. Use of Ministry of Fisheries for technical input Use of interest groups.4 Use of relevant government ministries for technical assistance. One Site Store Clerk Four Site Security Personnel – day and night.4 Data management and analysis Forecast will develop and implement a new project management system with the assistance of the donors.000 (CBS. The project therefore intends to supply the produce to at least a quarter of Taveta population and many more consumers outside the district. a good information management system and good innovative programming for the achievement of an aggressive project performance. 4. The project therefore targets the increasing demand for fresh fish produce. and innovative programming in regard with increasing demand. CBOs.5 4. One project Manager – Fisheries Expert One Part time project accountant for the duration of the sponsorship. the staffs required will include. Youth groups etc for community mobilization. Staffs deployment and utilization of the donor funds will be reviewed in relation to the project performance. written personnel policies and systematic planning.3. However many changes will be implemented with the emerging challenges particularly in strategic planning given the diversity replicated by wide variation in socio. 4.economic status of the project target area means that a flexible. which will improve its internal operations including a computerized management information system with supporting new formats and procedures for better record keeping and reporting a vibrant financial management system also with supporting format and procedures.

000 25. it is our view that reasonable training is accorded to the implementers.000 84.1 Human Resources Due to the technical know-how required to run the project the project will incorporate minimum salary for two qualified staff in the field of book-keeping and fisheries for a period of six months. exchange visits.000 1.308 50.000 25.400 15 32. handling and practices. on farm trails and provision of relevant equipment etc.308 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Transport & Lunches Facilitators costs Stationery (Pen & Pad) Training venue for hire P/A System for hire Fish Ponds Excavation Guard house/feeds and implements store Inspection & certification by Fisheries experts Monitoring of the pond water quality Purchasing of fish feed Purchasing of the fish fingerlings Site Security Project Accountant Site/Store Clerk Field Visits Start-up Labour Number Number Number Lumpsu m Number Number Lumpsu m Lumpsu m Lumpsu m Bags Number Months Months Months Days Months 80 4 40 2 2 3 1 1 1 60 12.000 125.000 4. Feeding regimes.000 90.2 Training.000 40.000 500.000 75.000 10.000 750.000 8.The second phase should involve.6 Lumpsu m Lumpsu m 1 2 Mobilization & awareness creation.This will involve farmers and youths being trained in the following areas. incentives (in some cases). 6. stocking regimes.000 225.000 15.000 4. The first stage should involve field and institutional training .065 6.308 328.000 20.000 25.561. Fencing. Pond management and . supervision and training. Pond construction techniques.000 10.000 180.889.000 192.000 40.193.000 10.000 of the farm Training 1 1 50. This support entails the provision of up-keep.000 Sub-total Contingencies @5% Grand total 6. Fish feed formulation. Planning & Facilitation Due to the technicalities involved in such a project and for sustainability purposes.000 500.000 100 5.193.000 6 6 6 2 6 500 2.000 5.000 10.373 (6) Budget Justification 6. The training should be done in two stages. Without this continued support the transfer of capacity from donors and partners will be hindered.000 4.

For them to sustain the project the donors need to enhance their capacity to implement. We have included an estimate for technical inspection costs. When sales begin the generated income will be able to cover security costs.7 husbandry/farm management. before and after the initial stocking of fingerlings. We have included community sensitization costs in this proposal. Stationery. we do recommend that the farm be fenced-off with a 8feet chain link fencing wire with concrete posts. a technical and expert inspection of the project set up must be carried out to ascertain its suitability. We have included minimum security costs for the initial six months of project implementation.        6. Fish farming economics. manage and sustain such projects. 6.6 Inspection and certification – Before the initial stocking of fingerlings begin. Marketing This programme will take on average four sessions and is both theory and practicals.3 Fencing –off of the farm – The project site is in a remote part of Taveta district. 6. 6. Water quality and quantity and availability. The training materials are available with the department. To avoid incidences of theft and poaching of stocks.We have included an estimate for water quality monitoring. One training trance should consist of twenty (20) farmers twenty (20) youths who should be selected on some known criteria and not favoritism. However this amount is only provisional. However this amount is only provisional. The training costs should be worked on the basis of prevailing pricing in Taveta district but should cover the following areas.Pen & Pad Facilitators expenses Training materials Transport refund for farmers Transport for practical sessions Contingencies Field visits and exchange programmes should be organized after the first phase training. Value addition.4 Community sensitization and capacity building – The project belongs to the surrounding communities.7 Monitoring of pond water quality – Again. the pond water quality needs to be monitored closely . 6. 6. Harvesting.5 Guardhouse & implements store – Due to the size of the farm we are seeking to employ four permanent guards during the implementation of the project. The district fisheries office should be able to give technical personnel to train the farmers within allocation in Taveta district.8 Procurement of feeds – .

9 Procurement of fingerlings As with above this is a start-up venture and we don’t have our own hatchings. These include: telephone. which shall be carried-out on a weekly basis or as may be deemed necessary by experts. (7) Monitoring and Evaluation: The project shall undergo frequent monitoring and evaluation process. in order to ensure efficient and sustainable actualization of intended goals. 6.8 The proposed project is a start-up venture and we thus have to procure at least sixty bags of fishmeal. logistics etc. postage. We shall involve fisheries experts in every process in order to ensure prevention of possible failures in our focused goals. .10 Administrative Costs All partner costs have been included under administration to ensure the smooth running of implementation of the activities. bank charges. We will have to procure a fresh stock of fingerlings. The process of monitoring and evaluation shall be done by qualified personnel to be hired by the project management in order to perform extensive analysis of the project’s success and failures and advising on the way forward. 6.

Forecast has a wealth of experience in implementing poverty reduction friendly projects and is well placed to actively and effectively undertake the proposed project. In our management we have a fulltime secretary. community mobilization and sensitization. assist in the organizational strategic planning and answerable to Focus general management. The project management will be solely under Forecast’s project management committee that will appoint the full time specialist employees. equipment and materials made available to this proposal and will submit weekly and or monthly reports relevant to the funding source offices along with bank statements.1Management Capacity Forecast has a comprehensive and effective management structure to coordinate its activities beforehand. Forecast has a well equipped and furnished spacious office in Taveta with complete computer unit.9 (8) Institutional Capacity 8. treasurer. The core staff is composed of. timely compilation and submission of reports. and frequently hires out motor.2 Human Resource Capacity. Community development experts Professionally qualified members in Social development . needs and aspirations collectively and has greatly made possible attainment of ultimate gains. These resources are to enable the organization carry out any task as required. this proves that the organization has full capacity to carry out the proposed tasks. Forecast will also report directly to the funding source and will list expenditures relevant to this proposal. managed by the group chairman and a board of directors. The mentioned achievements are directly and proportionally related to professional in. The Forecast secretariat will also organize for resource mobilization and allocation. Forecast has well trained members and is capable of carrying out capacity building on human resource development.Forecast is capable of providing technical support on project management and including financial accountability.put from qualified members. executive committee. project management including financial accountability and other cross cutting issues including the environmental effects of the project . the organization has been involved in conducting capacity building to the community in all Taveta locations on practical environmental conservation and basic health and sanitation. 8.bikes for logistical purposes. Forecast believes in the use of community participatory approach in supporting communities to clarify and address their problems. The committee will also coordinate all to be appointed resource persons in the respective fields of study and other stakeholders to harmoniously carryout sequential and systematic wellorganized project activities. watchman. It will be responsible for the management of funds. Previously.

invoices. Monthly and or weekly project reports which shall comprise of a project progress expenditure account and a cash flow statement for all the donor contributions (format to be provided) Monthly progress report on the status of implementation on the activities. Copies of receipts and invoices will also be provided. a business administration graduate and the group treasurer to manage its accounting portfolio. and procure all the operational working tools and equipment. e. Upon receipt of the each allocation. the board shall immediately send a copy of the bank statement to the donor. They will monitor the project performance and formulate and forward the monthly and quarterly reports both narrative and financial to the funding source and will be responsible for all transparency and accountability processes Copies of the management committee meetings showing meaningful stakeholder involvement in procurement and cash flow withdrawal decisions. (9) Accounting Capacity: Forecast with its well structured accounting system will open a separate current account with one of the commercial banks preferably in the project area. All expenditures will be recorded in a cash book and supported by receipts. Forecast has in its management structure one professional accountant. certificates. a detailed report by the project manager will be availed.10 Professionally qualified members in business management and administration Forecast has abundant project management skills having fully managed several projects in the area. This account will only be for the finances provided for by the funding source for the project.t. . The justification of the project expenditures will be constituted by. one copy will be sent to the funding source. Copies of bank statements for the project account. Where applicable. Copies of quotations adjudication results and delivery notes where possible. Any payment from the project account will be sanctioned by the board through minutes of its meeting and signed with accordance with the bank mandate.c. employ project officers. provide regular monitoring and general management of the project implementation. Forecast will identify a project procurement panel. Stock taking of any activity undertaken during the use of any specific tranche will be done accordingly and professionally.

2 Improved living standards of members of the surrounding communities due to increased incomes. • Empowered women and youths. visiting the local health facilities to collect data on cases of malnutrition. (12) Quantified & Anticipated Benefits The anticipated benefits of the project will be both direct and indirect.4 Improved environment shall be indicated by the number of trees planted all over the surrounding homesteads.2 The project will also train all the beneficiaries on the relevant innovative and development skills (value chain analysis) for the beneficiaries to be able to exist in the spirit of innovativeness beyond the project. 11. (11) Potential Impact of the Project and Indicators. • Supplementary incomes for families. • Improved nutrition for orphans and vulnerable groups. These shall be measured by observation of prevailing lifestyles of community residents.1 Employment of up to 100 surrounding community members directly or indirectly. 11.11 (10) Sustainability 10. • Easing pressure on dwindling wild fish stocks. These shall be measured through a headcount by employees keeping a roll call and work register. 12. 11. tree seedlings and monthly subscriptions by Forecast group members shall be kept. .2 Indirect Benefits • Economic growth for the surrounding communities. 12. 10. • Improved health standards.3 The project management shall work hand in hand with the relevant government ministries and other stakeholders to ensure the creation of a demonstration farm whereby fish farmers can access trainings and extension services nearer to them.1 Direct Benefits Direct benefits include: • Food security for the surrounding communities and project implementers.3 Improved health standards. 11.1 The project shall be sustained through creation of a kitty whereby the sale of fish. • Other livelihood options for Rekeke youths. 10.

fisheries authorities. More than an eighty (80) people comprising twenty families of approximately four members as direct beneficiaries from the group members. At least twenty (20) traders who will be purchasing fish produce directly from the farm for onward sale at the local markets and over one thousand (1. Purchasing of the materials for constructing the whole project. The project will also benefit at least fifty (50) elderly people and fifty (50) orphans and vulnerable children. Summarily the project is likely to benefit in excess of five thousand people inclusive of the surrounding and far flung consumers in the nearby urban centers and the export market once the farm is in full production. Inspection and certification by District Fisheries experts. Our environmental conservation programme will plays a major role towards sustainable management and utilization of trees. One of our main environmental conservation exercises is the planting of of the farm to prevent thefts and poaching. . Fencing. The main goal of the programme is to promote integrated indigenous forest management and conservation in partnership with key institutions. is the conservation and sustainable use of natural resources.3 Project Beneficiaries The major beneficiaries of the project will be: Fifty youth’s members through income generation and employment in the farm. Transferring fingerlings into ponds. Construction of the whole project components. organizations and stakeholders for sustainable development that promotes socio-economic development and poverty alleviation in the Taveta District.12 12. Start making sales to different buyers. Evaluating of the whole project and provide report to the funding source. Discuss with community leaders. experts and do awareness of the project. Monitoring of the pond water quality and final inspections by experts. Creating a bank account and keep the income to make the project a sustainable project by starting again and expanding the size of the project. youths and organizations involved to get written commitments to part take in where ever areas they will support. possible markets or buyers. Tree Planting & Environmental Conservation Programme. Transferring of fish into sizes to different ponds.000) Rekeke residents. especially forests. (13) Proposed Activities • • • • • • • • • • • • • Mobilize local community. Purchasing of the fish fingerlings (baby fish) and fish feed. feeding and monitoring carefully. A major concern in Kenya today. water.

To promote and develop capacity in conservation research and education. Mvule Mpulughanje Mringa Mkuyu Fresh water mangrove. 5.economic and cultural benefits to the local communities.e. 3.  To plant trees which will assist to absorb green house gases. Alternative sources of income from conservation supporting income generating activities.   To promote community participation in forest and environmental conservation. To enable and promote communities to improve their welfare and become less reliant on the forests.13 As part of the fish farming proposal we intend to incorporate tree programme to our activities by encouraging the local farmers to plant and nurture indigenous trees suited to the Taveta climate and soils. through: I. Any support to be accorded to the farmers will be pegged to each planting and caring for a minimum of ten tree seedlings. 4.  The rate of deforestation is high so we want to plant trees for the ecological balance i. forest-based eco-tourism. Some of these trees which can adapt so well inTaveta are: 1. soil and water protection and the social.  To enlighten the communities against deforestation. Agro forestry development.   10% forest cover. II. OBJECTIVES To collaboratively enhance the sustainable management of the trees and forests and conserve their functional values of biodiversity. 2. To develop the potential for. and promotion of. .

the group will buy fertilizers and will also prepare compost manure for the nurseries. However. bagging. ACTIVITIES i) NURSERIES ESTABLISHMENT & MANAGEMENT  Labour: Forecast Youth for Development Organization (FYDO) has 20 members who will be providing labor for the nurseries i.  Aesthetic beauty i. jembes. watering. hose pipes etc. firewood.e.  Manure & Fertilizer: For production of healthy seedlings. the group will mobilize different schools and churches . medicinal products etc. In addition. Tree planting. 2.14  To increase the communities’ income through the sale of timber. Establishment of tree nurseries. Program expansion. TASKS 1. fruits. 3. preparing the nurseries. Education and sensitization.  Potting Bags: The group is intending to buy some potting bags but will also make use of polythene bags which will be acquired from numerous dumpsites. pangs.  To create food security. spades. This is nutritional value from fruits. transplanting. the group will be buying the seeds that are not available in Taveta from Haller Park in Mombasa and KARI station at Kiboko.  Conservation of bio-diversity. wheelbarrows.  Seeds: The group is already in partnership with Achievers Youth Group of Eldoro who will donate some seeds and seedlings to the group.  Land: FYDO has will establish tree nurseries at the fish farm. shovels. to assist. 4. the green cover.g.e.  Tools & Equipments: : FYDO is intending to mobilize funds from well wishers to buy tools e. and security. watering cans.

 The group will mobilize school clubs and environmental clubs to plant trees on the above occasions.  Also. the trees will be planted during Public Holidays e. trees planting days. wet lands days etc.  Educational Institutions: FYDO will encourage environment clubs in primary and secondary schools and organize competition on environmental essays. FYDO will construct shades to protect the seedlings and will make raised racks to keep the seedlings till they mature for field iii) EDUCATION & SENSITIZATION  Rural Communities: FYDO will organize visits to different rural areas to promote agroforestry.  The group is intending to sell the seedlings to companies and lead agencies that are intending to promote afforestation.15  Pesticides & Herbicides: FYDO is trying to mobilize funds to buy the pesticides and herbicides for the nurseries  Nursery Shades & Seedlings Racks: planting. Trees and fruits seedlings will be given out for free to the communities to plant in their farms during the seminars and workshops. Madaraka Day and occasions like Environment day.  The group will sensitize the communities and give them trees to plant on their homes free. .g. ii)TREE PLANTING The trees will be used to promote afforestation in schools and the group also intends to sell the seeds to public and private institutions at a subsidized fee.Seminars and workshops will be held to sensitize/train the communities.

we shall use media campaign to advocate and mobilize people to participate  The group is intending to develop a website with various issues about the environment. .  This will be achieved by networking with youth groups and schools from different locations in the district.16 iv) PROGRAM EXPANSION  FYDO is intending to expand its activities to the whole district and encourage youths allover the district to participate. Also.

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