Milk supply; Why data tells only half the story

By Chris Silali and Chris Shimba

The dairy industry in Kenya is a significant agricultural sub-sector contributing to the national economy, household incomes and food security. It contributes 40 per cent to the agricultural GDP and 4 per cent to

Alternative Livelihoods in Response to The Changing Climate

Climate change is by far the most ravaging and hard to mitigate natural disaster which cannot be addressed through short term fire-fighting tactics.

Effects of Climate change are evident in the shifting weather patterns that have led to unpredictable rainfall …

Can Kenya turn around its informal milk markets?

Kenya’s informal dairy markets are central to the livelihoods, food security and nutrition of the majority of its citizens, particularly the poor, women and children. Kenya’s informal dairy market is significant in size – 86 per cent of Kenya’s milk

Enhancing Milk Market Access and Compliance In Kenya

Kenya Markets Trust partnered with the Kenya Dairy Board to host a Consultative Workshop on Sustainable Partnerships in formal and informal milk marketing for enhanced market access and compliance. During this workshop, the two organizations signed an agreement to work …

A New Dawn for Dairy Farmers in Taita Taveta County

Kenya Markets Trust’s Dairy Sector Team recently visited Taita Taveta County to explore opportunities of expanding our interventions in the county. According to the County Government, the dairy sector is emerging as a potentially profitable investment for smallholder farmers, especially …

Partnerships for Enhanced Trade

Kenya Markets Trust joined a Kenyan delegation to Dublin, to attend the fifth Africa Ireland Economic Forum. The forum brought together over 300 participants representing business, government, policy makers and civil society.     Africa Ireland Economic Forum

High-level speakers at the forum included Kenya’s Principal …

KMT Partners with Leowa Associates

KMT has partnered with Leowa Associates to drive transformational change in the dairy hubs by professionalizing the management of these hubs, in a bid to ultimately realize increased farmer incomes.


Pictured below: KMT DAiry Sector Lead, Dr. Chris Silali,

Seeking Clarity On Alternative Safe Milk Marketing Platforms

KMT has contracted SBO Research to conduct a study on the Informal Milk Markets in Kenya.



KMT Dairy Sector Lead, Dr. Chris Silali (left) and SBO’s Boniface Ngahu excahnge signed contract documentation for a partnernership in carrying out a

Management Contracting for Sustainable Dairy Business

Dairy Photo

Together with our partner in the Dairy work, Technoserve, we aim to increase smallholder dairy farmers’ income by 30 per cent for 275,000 households by December 2018.

Using Market Systems approach aimed at transforming markets to make them more inclusive …

“Boda Boda” Riders… to the Rescue of Gatamaiyu Dairy

In Kenya, “Boda bodas”- motorbikes- are known for human transport. At Gatamaiyu Dairy Cooperative society, they are known for milk collection.

Founded in 1963, Gatamaiyu Dairy Cooperative Society has over time been very ineffective in collection of milk from their

Smallholder Dairy Farmers benefit from Quality Hay

For many years, farmers in Ndumberi, Kiambu County have been struggling to feed their dairy cows especially during the dry season. With the usual green fodder unavailable at this time, farmers are forced to spend a lot of money and …