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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 processorsFarmers’ business organizationsCommercial 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?
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Please submit an EoI by 12th November 2015; to admin@kilimotrust.org; pgithuka@kilimotrust.org
To download and fill the template expressing your interest….click here

About Kilimo Trust

Our Vision
Broad-based wealth creation in East Africa through agriculture and agri-business development.

To catalyze the growth and competitiveness of strategic agricultural sectors for the benefit of a large number of people in East Africa.

Is to make agricultural markets work better for the reduction of poverty and elimination of hunger.

Kilimo Trust is committed to supporting the people of East African Community (EAC) Region, to achieve market-based solutions to food and nutrition security. Therefore, the core business of the Trust is tosupport the transformation of food and nutrition security in the EAC Region away from high risk subsistence farming into lower risk trade-based systems.  

To facilitate this, the Trust is a coordinating HUB for regional markets development programs providing regional solutions to local problems in ways that enhance security of incomes, food, and nutrition in the region.

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.
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Latest News
Kilimo Biashara Launches its Inaugural course at silver springs hotel Kampala. 22nd -26th June 2015
Kilimo Trust and Partners Launch Water,Land and Ecosystems and Trade in Staples(WaLets) Project in Kampala Uganda

News Archive
Farmers of Namabeya Group in Gomba District, Uganda Sell Beans Seed worth UGX 60,000,000 after Adopting Better Post-Harvest Management Practices
Rice Millers in Tanzania Receive US$ 449,661 in Matched Funding Under the Cluster Model of CARI Project
Kilimo Trust and Partners Launch Water, Land and Ecosystems and Trade in Staples (WaLETS) Project in Kampala Uganda
Farmers Reap BIG in Rwanda from an All-Partner-Friendly Value Chain Financing Model under BEST-EAC implemented by Kilimo Trust
International Water Management Institute of the CGIAR approves a two year project led by Kilimo Trust.
Directory of Value Chain Actors in Cross Border Trade in EAC Launched
IFAD Approves ‘Regional East African Community Trade in Staples’ (REACTS) Project
Reacts is a three year project to be implemented by Kilimo Trust in collaboration with IFAD supported projects in the EAC to build a foundation for a long-term programme that will leverage investment by others to effectively link the small-scale farmers (women, men and youth) producing food commodities, to regional and/or cross-border markets (esp. urban) in East Africa. Readmore
At the AGRF 2014, the President of IFAD Leads a Call for More Focus at Building Commercially Viable Enterprises of Smallholder Farmers.
Increased Efficiency will Enable Locally Produced Rice to Compete with Cheap Imports
CTA Approves an Eight Month Project on “Development of Training of Trainers’ Manual” for Promotion of Agricultural Value Chains in the ACP Countries
Adaptation to modern value chains is constrained by skill gaps. Such gaps can, in part, be addressed through capacity building but, to date, there is limited training material available to farmers, service providers, companies and students on value chains, agribusiness and related topics. What is available has often been prepared for one country or one project in one country and may not be relevant to others. Moreover, there is relatively little generic material available that can be used in one region or, indeed, throughout the world or that can serve as a basis for adaptation to suit local circumstances. It is on this basis that CTA commissioned Kilimo Trust to develop a Training of Trainers’ manual to build capacity of Value Chain Operators in the ACP countries. Readmore
Efficiency and Competitiveness in Agricultural Value Chains are Key Tools for Managing Risks Limiting Agri-Financing
Farmers Access Improved Bean Seed In Bulk, For The First Time

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