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Kenya Horticulture Competitiveness Project

Kenya

Titre : Kenya Horticulture Competitiveness Project

Pays : Kenya
Zone géographique : 21 counties within the high rainfall and semi-arid target zones of Kenya. Target production counties include Bomet, Trans Nzoia, Elgeyo-Marakwet, Uasin Gishu, Nandi, Kericho, Bungoma, Busia, Kakamega, Vihiga, Siaya, Homabay, Kisumu, Nyamira, Kisii and Migori in the western region, and Meru, Tharaka, Machakos, Makueni, and Kitui.

Durée : May 2010 – February 2015

Descriptif
The Kenya Horticulture Competitiveness Project is improving food security and nutrition and raising incomes for over 200,000 smallholder farmers. The project is helping farmers to grow more and better quality fruits, vegetables, and flowers, with a special focus on strengthening the value chains related to eight crops : sweet potato, Irish potato, passion fruit, mango, banana, tomato, cabbage, peas and beans. The Kenya Horticulture Competitiveness Project is also expanding the processing of horticultural produce, linking small-scale farmers with local and export markets, and improving the overall agricultural policy environment.

Activités
* Enhance farm productivity by providing training in crop production skills, innovative technologies, and farm business management.
* Increase processing and value addition by educating farmers and food manufacturers to improve postharvest handling, grading, processing, packaging, branding, and risk mitigation.
* Advance marketing and trade through linking smallholders to local and export markets and providing technical assistance in standards certification and compliance.
* Develop the business and policy environment by stronger linkages among growers, processors, exporters, policy makers, and other stakeholders, to make the Kenyan horticulture industry more competitive.
* Improve family nutrition by integrating basic food safety and hygiene alongside training in food preparation and a diversified diet into every rural household impacted under the project.
* Empower women and youth by creating more income generating opportunities and jobs along the value chain and improving access to resources and decision making equality.

Partenaires : Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Services, Agriculture Sector Coordination Unit, Pest Control Products Board, Horticultural Crops Development Authority, Kenya Agricultural Research Institute More than 40 public and private sector organizations, coordinated through the Government of Kenya

Financement : $32.5 million

Agence de Développement International du Gouvernement des Etats Unis (USAID)

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