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The Kenya biogas programme provides biodigesters to individual households. The programme is part of the Africa Biogas Partnership Programme (ABPP). ABPP is a partnership between the Dutch government, Hivos and SNV Netherlands Development Organization, in support of national programmes in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia and Burkina Faso. The overall objective of ABPP is to develop a commercially viable biogas sector that supports the use of domestic biogas as a local, sustainable energy source. Hivos acts as the fund and programme manager.

Facts & Figures

Main partner: Africa Biogas Partnership Programme (ABPP)
Start of the programme: 2009
Emission reduction: 4,8t CO2 e/year per digester
Results to December 2017:

  • 13,260 smoke-free kitchens
  • 79,500 direct beneficiaries
  • 265,700 tCO2 reduced
  • 161,000 ton of wood saved
  • 12,200 productive slurry users
  • 28 private enterprises
  • 115 full time jobs plus part-time unskilled day



This programme is registered under Gold Standard.