Kenya Agricultural Value Chain Enterprises (KAVES)
Funding: $40 Million
Locations: 22 counties in high-rainfall and arid and semi-arid areas
Duration: January 2013 – 2018
To increase the productivity and incomes of smallholder farmers, and other actors along the value chain, who are working in the dairy, maize (and other staples) and horticulture sectors. The activity works with more than 30 Kenyan government and private sector organizations including: Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, county governments, Agricultural Sector Development Support Programme (ASDSP), Kenya Dairy Board (KDB), Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Services (KEPHIS), Kenya Food Security Steering Group, Pest Control Products Board (PCPB), Horticulture Competent Authority Structure, Horticultural Crops Development Authority (HCDA), Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI), public and private sector actors in the dairy, maize, and horticulture value chains.
The activity develops smallholder enterprises that combine maize, high- value horticultural crops and dairy farming to generate wealth, thereby enhancing food security, improving nutrition and increasing economic opportunities for women, youth and other vulnerable populations. Engagement with the private sector in a meaningful, comprehensive way ensures the sustainability of the activity’s work.
Activity Accomplishments (as of June 2015)