Feed the Future Crops and Dairy Market Systems Development

Feed the Future Crops and Dairy Market Systems Development
Feed the Future Crops and Dairy Market Systems Development
Feed the Future Crops and Dairy Market Systems Development

Kenya is one of the fastest-growing economies in sub-Saharan Africa. Rising incomes and increased investment in agriculture bode well for continued growth. However, ninety percent of smallholder farmers still grow maize or other low-income generating crops. Opportunities to add value to crops and access export markets only reach a fraction of the country’s smallholder farmers. Smallholder dairy producers supply 70 percent of Kenya’s domestic milk production, but lack productive dairy cows, nutritious animal feed and sufficient knowledge and skills to ensure quality control and food safety. Insufficient aggregation, cooling infrastructure and in-country processing also inhibit productivity. To address market and production challenges and improve the agricultural landscape, the Kenya Crops and Dairy Market Systems Development (KCDMSD) activity supports competitive, inclusive and sustainable agricultural market systems, with a focus on dairy, fodder/feeds, and horticulture crops including mango, passion fruit, avocado, banana, pineapple and sweet potato.

Last updated: October 04, 2018

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