National Accelerated Agricultural Inputs Access Programme (NAAIAP) was initiated in 2007-2008 financial year by the Government of Kenya through the then Ministry of Agriculture to address low farm productivity by offering targeted subsidy in form of technical inputs to 2.5 million resource poor farmers in order for them to increase yield and production to meet household food security and generate surpluses for increased household incomes.The primary objective of NAAIAP is to improve farm inputs (fertilizer and seeds) access and affordability for smallholder farmers to increase usage and thus enhance food security/availability at the household level and generate incomes from sales of surplus produce.
The program aims at:i. Improving agricultural productivity and output at farm level for 2.5 million smallholder farmers with one (1) hectare or less of landii. Mobilizing farmers’ resources and promote efficiency in their utilization and re-investment in agricultureThe Programme also targets farmers with increased incomes to access affordable (subsidized) credit to enable them access farm inputs. Since inception the Programme has disbursed over 502,469 inputs vouchers to 521,515 beneficiaries to produce an average of 8.7 million bags (of 90 kg) valued at KSh. 18 billon in 40 Counties. In addition, a total of 15,743 beneficiaries (14,814 smallholder farmers; 746 agro dealers; and 183 other value chain players) have accessed KSh. 1.575 billion as credit to boost their agricultural production activities.