What we do
We Address Constraints in Key Market Segments
Kenya Markets Trust (KMT) is a Kenyan non-profit organisation that has been in operation since 2011. We pride ourselves in being an innovative market leader in transformational market systems development, focusing on interventions that modify the incentives and behaviour of businesses and other market players to ensure lasting and large-scale beneficial change to poor people. We have a deep understanding of the local context and are able to deliver appropriate solutions that unlock the potential of the unserved and underserved populations of Kenya.
We Conduct Research
We carefully map and analyse market systems and the forces that shape them within strategically important sectors. We do this by identifying latent opportunities and designing targeted and iterative interventions to bring about change, and scale what works.
Our research guides our interventions
All our research can be found on our website for free. Our research covers three main areas of focus i.e Agri-inputs, Water and Livestock. Each research item has a summary page that covers the respective topic from a broader perspective and highlights the key metrics.
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Transformed sectors for improved livelihoods
To catalyze competitive, sustainable and inclusive markets for improved livelihoods in partnership with public and private partners
Our Core Values
What's Our Focus?
We Focus on Agriculture, Livestock and Water. These sectors have an impact on a huge part of Kenya’s population. Therefore, any positive change within them affects the lives of millions of Kenyans.
We Focus on Agriculture, Livestock and Water. Why do we choose to focus on these three sectors?
These sectors have an impact on a huge part of Kenya’s population. Therefore, any positive change within them affects the lives of millions of Kenyans. Although currently saddled with some systemic constraints, these sectors have high growth potential. Improved economic livelihoods of the population has a spiral effect on other areas of life such as health, education and infrastructure.
Our work spans across all the 47 counties in Kenya where we work through key partnerships with businesses, representative bodies, governments and other relevant institutions in The Agri-Inputs Sector, The Livestock Sector and The Water Sector.
significant enabling policies, regulations, processes and informal rules have been influenced by KMT across its focal sectors
businesses have recorded improved performance
new jobs are estimated to have been created in wider economy due to sector growth
people are accessing new markets
increase in disposable income/savings
value worth of investments has been leveraged
Our work impacts market systems across all 47 counties in Kenya. We work through key partnerships with businesses, representative bodies, governments, and other relevant institutions in three key sectors: Agri-Inputs sector, the Livestock sector, and the Water sector. View the map.