Markets and Policy Analysis Unit
KT established a long-term program on analysis, diagnostics and advocacy. The aim is to build a single comprehensive database of value chain analytics, to facilitate the design and implementation of agricultural projects. In addition, under this program, the Trust conducts specialized trainings through the Kilimo Biashara Training Program (KBTP) to equip value chain actors and practitioners with skills and knowledge to establish robust business linkages that effectively connect small holder farmers to profitable markets.
The vision of the program is: Development of food value chains in the EAC is driven by superior understanding of regional food markets.The program’s specific objectives are to:
- Generate timely and accurate evidence-based information to influence strategies and programs of governments, the private sector, relevant institutions in the EAC partner states and development funders – in relation to expanding food trade in the EAC region.
- Support other programs/ projects of Kilimo Trust in undertaking analytical work and provide evidence-based recommendations on the design and execution of interventions.
Key achievements of this unit are: