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Empowering smallholder farmers across Kenya

Empowering smallholder farmers across Kenya

Empowering smallholder farmers across Kenya

Given the bank’s unique market positioning with co-operatives in Kenya, we aim to develop programs with a focus on enhancing agricultural productivity and food security while seeking to develop small-scale farmers. Supporting small-scale farmers through organized groups/co-operatives will make our communities economically stronger and more stable resulting in increased incomes and improved livelihoods.

Goal:
To develop and implement agricultural programs that directly empower smallholder farmers, both economically and socially.
Objectives
  • To seek to contribute to the commercialization of agriculture in Kenya by providing farmer groups with technical and marketing guidance to enhance productivity and marketing capabilities
  • Work with farmers’ groups/cooperatives to help farmers improve their business management skills, marketing, financial, administrative, and organizational performance
  • Work with farmers in collective marketing, linking to reliable local, regional and international markets with a view to ensure the allocation of equitable economic returns for all of those within the chain and build communities based on justice and sustainability through fair trade
  • Provide services for facilitating direct contracting between the different parties involved in production while networking with reliable markets e.g. schools, hospitals, hotels wholesale markets and supermarkets
  • Strengthen knowledge exchange through technologies such as mobile phones, TV and radio. Link farmers with market information through mobile phone technology

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