Kilimo Trust is an East Africa-based not-for profit organization that was established in 2005 to contribute to broad-based wealth creation through agriculture and agribusiness development. Our mission is to “catalyze the growth and competitiveness of strategic agricultural sectors for the benefit of a large number of people in East Africa that include Men, Women and Youth.” We are an evidence-based organization with competent and committed staff. Rooted in private and public sector based partnerships, KT empowers farm families and other value chain actors to take calculated risks, solve critical problems and act when they see market opportunities. We are also committed to partnerships that seek to make a socially responsible impact.
Our core business is to transform food and nutrition security in the EAC region from high risk subsistence farming into lower risk trade-based systems
KT has implemented 65 projects since 2005 using private sector–led and value chain development approach within the agricultural sector. Kilimo Trust empowers agricultural value-chains actors to work together to solve their problems, and act cohesively to improve competitiveness in food markets. Over this period, KT has: