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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 …

Seed Certification: Lessons from South Africa

At a time when Kenya is considering changing its approach to crop seed certification – a major point of discussion and negotiation between the private and public sectors – a trip to South Africa to study the country’s advanced certification …

Sustainable Livestock Solutions

At Kenya Markets Trust, we believe that sustainable development in the sectors we work in is best driven by the Sector Stakeholders. For this reason, we facilitated the coming together of private and public sector players in the Livestock Sector …

Regional Mazao Forums Launched

Together with our partner in the Crop Seeds work, Agri-Experience, we developed the Mazao Forum, a convention that seeks to provide agro-dealers a platform to develop and network as distributors of crop seed and general inputs to farmers. The Forum …

KMT Opens Turkana Office

United Kingdom’s trade envoy to Kenya and Tanzania, The Lord Clive Richard Hollick on Thursday 18 February, 2016 launched the new Turkana offices for the Kenya Markets Trust in Lodwar, Turkana County.

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KMT CEO, Mr. Paul Wanyagah (left) welcomes

Management Contracting for Sustainable Dairy Business

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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 …

Mazao Forum: Agro dealers to address food insecurity

With research findings indicating that Kenya is increasingly vulnerable to food insecurity due to shrinking yields, Agro Dealers have began to take steps to address the situation.

They see the formation of county level agro-dealer associations as a much-needed uniting …

Adding Value to the Continuous Professional Development

KMT co-implementer in the Dairy work, Technoserve, has assisted Livestock Genetics Society of Eastern Africa (LGSEA) to partner with two marketing firms (Consumer Pro and Dot Matrix) to re-structure their training curriculum, to integrate a customer service component.

Formed by …

Other crop seed commercialisation beyond maize

The KMT Seed Team is leading and facilitating joint discussions between Kenyan crop seed companies and Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KARLO) to increase commercialisation of other crop seeds beyond maize.

A formal joint working group has been formed, …

Inputs supplier adopts preferred stockist model

KMT has started an engagement with New Downtown (Farm Inputs Distributor based in Embu) to roll out an agrodealer support system.  This will aim at supporting the agro-dealers to adopt a customer – oriented business model that will enable them …

Improving inputs supply: The case of iProcure

iProcure Limited, a Web and Mobile based distribution and supply platform, is pioneering an optimised demand and data driven approach to the distribution of agricultural inputs to small holder farmers in Kenya.

iProcure leverages on a proprietary technology platform to …