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.
We address constraints in key market segments
Our work spans across all 47 counties in Kenya where we work through key partnerships with businesses, representative bodies, governments and other relevant institutions in three key sectors: Agri-Inputs sector, Livestock sector and Water sector.
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. Navigate to the research page via the menu at the top or by clicking here. Feel free to subscribe to us so that you don’t miss on any publication of interest.
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Our main focus areas are Livestock, Agriculture and Water.
Why we choose to focus on these 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.
We know that agriculture is the backbone of our economy. As a farmer, if your yield improves, you not only create a better livelihood for yourself and your family, your produce goes to improving our economy. Learn how you can improve your yield by following our work.
Kenya Markets Trust think of Kenya as a big family of over 50 million people. A considerable number of Kenyans directly rely on farming as a source of livelihood. We work to sustainably improve the lives of Kenyans by transforming its key market systems.
Find out how you can get involved.
For organizations seeking to partner with Kenya Markets Trust, reach out to us via our contacts on the contact us page. We are available on call between Monday and Friday, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. We are located on 14 Riverside, Cavendish Block 2nd Floor, Suite B, along Riverside Drive.
M4P(now know as Market Systems Development or MSD) is an approach to developing market systems so that they function more effectively, sustainably and beneficially for poor people, building their capacities and offering them the opportunity to enhance their lives.
Applicable to development agencies and governments working in both economic and social fields, it is an approach defined by a number of important characteristics.
You can read more about MSD here.