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Mwea Agri-Inputs Expo

Over 3,000 farmers and 40 stakeholders in agriculture including County Government, input suppliers, traders, financial institutions, insurance firms converged at the Mwea Agriculture Expo held at Wang’uru stadium on 24th June 2016.

The Expo was organised by New Down …

Bio-pesticides to the aid of Smallholder Farmers

Kenya Markets Trust is promoting the adoption of bio-pesticides by smallholder farmers to advance climate-smart agricultural practices and safe use of pesticides to enhance compliance with food safety standards. This will increase incomes and food security in the country. Our …

Livestock Processing: Lessons from Ireland

With devolution taking effect in Kenya, working with county governments for sustainable development is inevitable. KMT partners with several counties to drive development that will see the economies in those counties, and in Kenya at large, grow exponentially. We partnered …

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,

Creating A New Purchasing Experience for Farmers

To improve productivity, smallholder farmers need access to quality inputs, product information, services, as well as new technologies. KMT seeks to transform the current retail practices of agrodealers to provide better value to farmers mainly through better customer service and …

Climate-Smart Demo Farms To The Aid Of Farmers

Kenya Markets Trust together with Agri Experience, are supporting development of a farmer-centred crop seeds distribution system. We do this by:

  • Empowering agrodealers to become more active and knowledgeable partners in crop seed distribution to increase farmers’ yields.
  • Enhancing agrodealer

Seeking Clarity On Alternative Safe Milk Marketing Platforms

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

 

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

Co-operatives Transforming Lives Of Smallholder Farmers

Agriculture Co-operatives play a crucial role in enhancing productivity of smallholder farmers.

 

A number of farmers’ Co-operatives in Kenya have attempted to establish inputs distribution systems to enable their members access quality inputs.  However, most of these systems have …

Seeking Investment Opportunities For Laikipia County

The British High Commissioner to Kenya, H.E Nic Hailey, on 5th April 2016 invited Kenya Markets Trust to a meeting with the County Government of Laikipia to seek investment opportunities and support to the County by UKAid-supported investors and …

Demonstration Farms To Increase Farmer Productivity

Demonstration (demo) farms are the most effective extension education tools.  For smallholder farmers, demo plots provide an opportunity to demonstrate and teach appropriate technologies, as well as venues to test new methods side by side with traditional methods.  Although they …

KMT Partners with Kenya Utalii College

Kenya Markets Trust (KMT) has signed an MoU with the Kenya Utalii College (KUC) to help the training institution to develop a meat processing curriculum. This is geared towards bridging the skills gap in the meat processing industry.

 

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Recent Developments in the Livestock Sector

A lot has happened recently that could have a great impact on Kenya’s Livestock Sector.

To begin with, the President has announced the launch of Livestock Marketing Authority. This is a significant announcement, which KMT has been lobbying for. In …