High Level Analysis and Mapping of Markets for Staples and Other Food Commodities.
KT has invested in robust understanding of the national
and regional markets, to drive the development of
value chains. We have developed key competences in:
(i) Geo-referenced market research
(ii) sector and value chain analysis for evidence-based interventions and
(iii) information and knowledge management systems.
Value Chain Analytics and Policy Briefs developed and published
GIS Suitability Maps showing supply and demand dynamics of food staples in the EAC developed
value chain actors and other partners are accessing online knowledge products annually,
smallholder farming households to national and regional markets established
sold through structured trade
leveraged from agribusiness MSMEs
Building inclusive and sustainable agribusiness partnerships along the value chains.
We have adopted and built core capacities in what we call KT Consortium Approach to Value Chain Development (KT-CA2VCD) that connect micro, small and medium scale enterprises of farmers, traders, agro-processors and commercial providers of inputs and services (input suppliers, financial, insurance, BDS, etc.), and/or public sector institutions to increase their incomes through optimum quantity and high quality of marketed products and services. Under this approach, we use market-pulled interventions that empower the value chain actors in the food sub-sectors to work together to solve their problems and become competitive and reliable suppliers of differentiated products to national, regional and global markets.
Building Capacity for Business and Trading along the Value Chain
As a specialized business development service provider to different Value Chain actors, KT undertakes capacity building in the following areas; i) business orientation through Farmer Business School, designed to ensure that the business of farming indeed works for SHFs and other key actors in the value chains; ii) building of sustainable agribusiness linkages through Kilimo Trust Biashara Training Programme (KBTP); iii) good Agricultural Practices; iv) post harvest handling and quality management systems; v) financial management; vi) agribusiness leadership and governance, vii) Entrepreneurial and Business coaching/mentoring for SMEs, viii) Business Planning, ix) climate change adaptation and x) gender and youth mainstreaming.