KMT Livestock Case Study
The livestock sub-sector is a significant player in our economy which must be enhanced to create more wealth and jobs for our people. A time has come for us to adapt our cultures to the needs of today. We must embrace new technologies in order to upscale our farming for quality production, if we are to survive and compete in the global market.
Kenya’s meat production is predominantly through pastoralists, who are primarily low-income earners, living in ASAL areas, where they have to deal with climate change threats.
KMT’S Approach To Stimulating Systemic Change (2013 - 2020)
Growth in the livestock sector has clear potential for reducing poverty, and KMT has sought to achieve this by stimulating systemic changes in the market
KMT’s identified opportunities
To achieve this vision, KMT have identified three stages of the value chain. Each has its own vision, which has been used to identify opportunities for stimulating systemic change within the livestock value chain. The three stages and opportunities are outlined below:
KMT’s activity in the sector
KMT have been active in the livestock sector since 2013. During this time, they have been flexible in their approach, piloting several interventions in response to identified opportunities. They have focussed on attracting qualified members of staff, including both donor and private sector professionals, that have shown motivation to work to capture the benefits of economic development for the poor.
The following sections outline the pathways to systemic change taken by KMT during that time, focussing on what interventions were run, the impact these had on the market, and what lessons have been learnt in the process. An overview of their activity in the sector is below
Pathways and impact to date
Improving primary production for pastoralists
Strengthening the route to market for pastoralists
Building the capacity of end-market processors and retailers
Strengthening consumer awareness and demand for higher quality meat
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