2nd Course on Building Sustainable Agri-business Linkages (9th – 13th Nov, 2015)
Kilimo Trust’s Kilimo Biashara Training Programme specialises in training and disseminating knowledge that Kilimo Trust and other partners have gained from the practical implementation of regional projects on food trade. The programme is designed to offer evidence based lessons and solutions to challenges facing regional trade especially in food staples in the East African Community. KBTP will offer courses in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi. Readmore
BEST-EAC- Invitation to Submit Expression of Interest (EoI) Agribusinesses;
FBOs (such as ACEs, AMCOS, other primary cooperatives; or Apex bodies); and Suppliers
|Agribusiness such as traders and processors||Farmers’ business organizations||Commercial suppliers of inputs and services|
|Are you a well developed medium to large scale (MLS) Agribusiness that has invested in warehousing, trading and/ processing of common beans?||Are you a well organized farmers’ business organization (FBO) of small to medium scale farmers (SMSFs) experienced and dedicated to commercial production of common beans?||Are you a commercial supplier of agricultural inputs and services with a desire to expand your business to the bean value chain in the EAC?|
About Kilimo Trust
The ambition is to achieve a trade-based food security system in which all consumers including those who are in farming obtain most of the food they consume by purchasing food that is increasingly processed, stored and distributed to meet different needs and preferences.
Why is this important? Because, the very low levels of specialisation in the production of food commodities by smallholders within EAC, dominated by subsistence farming, encourage the production of food commodities in unsuitable agro-ecological zones, leading to perpetuation of hunger and poverty.