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About KMT

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.
Kenya Markets Trust is a trademark of Soko Transformation Limited, a company limited by guarantee, incorporated in Kenya under registration number CLG-JLFYQ9.

What we do

We address constraints in key market segments guided by our research focusing on sectors that impact a large segment of Kenya’s population, i.e Agri-inputs, Livestock and Water.

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.

All our research can be found for free online. Our case studies also include useful market insights.

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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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OUR VISION

Transformed sectors for improved livelihoods

OUR MISSION

To catalyze competitive, sustainable and inclusive markets for improved livelihoods in partnership with public and private partners

Our Core Values

Innovation

Professionalism

Results-oriented

Integrity

Reliability

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.

Agri-inputs

KMT’s vision is to transform smallholder agriculture in Kenya from subsistence to successful agri-businesses through effective and timely use of agricultural inputs.

Water

KMT aims to transform the Kenyan water service delivery sector in collaboration with key stakeholders, by systematically addressing key constraints hindering access to quality, reliable and affordable water services by unserved and under-served populations.

Livestock

KMT is working to unlock latent potential across the entire livestock market system in order to optimise the value of the national herd and align the value chain to meet the needs of domestic and export consumers.

Our Impact

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.

964,135

households with improved livelihoods

32

significant enabling policies, regulations, processes and informal rules have been influenced by KMT across its focal sectors

656

businesses have recorded improved performance

290,117

new jobs are estimated to have been created in wider economy due to sector growth

1,190,426

people are accessing new markets

222,356,567

increase in disposable income/savings

47,085,154

value worth of investments has been leveraged

Our Coverage

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.

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