Monthly Updates from Kenya Markets Trust

October 2016



Can Kenya turn around her informal milk market?

Kenya's informal milk market is undeniably very important to the country's food security. But, are there opportunities to turn around the sector and enhance standards?

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Pictured above: Milk processing equipment alongside a milk vender at a milk "ATM". Milk ATM is a new concept of trading milk in Kenya

How can we unlock market opportunities for pastoralists?

Did you know that livestock produced in Kenya is very expensive compared to other countries? Want to know more why this is the case, and what needs to be done to enable the country compete fairly with others in the export markets?

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Pictured above: Livestock feeding on an open rangeland to obtain a great quality for selling.

What can Kenya learn from Zambia on agricultural development?

Zambia is miles ahead of Kenya in terms of agricultural development. Why is this so and what can we can learn from the Southern Africa country.

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Pictured above: A farmer marvels at a healthy harvest. Improving smallholder farmers productivity is key in achieving food security in Kenya 

Which water services delivery model is best for your region?

More than a third of rural water systems in Kenya are dysfunctional and most are run down within a year of operation. Is this related to the service delivery model employed? And, what is the place of governance and management of the water providers is all these?

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Pictured above: People repairing broken water pipes. Water Services Delivery in Kenya is hampered by high levels of non revenue water, pipe breakage being a key driver of NRW. 

Getting behind the numbers: Judy Odongo

KMT has a unique approach to development. Let’s get into the world of results measurement in markets systems development.


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Pictured above:  Judy Odongo, Knowledge and Results Measurement Manager at KMT.  

Kenya Markets Trust works in partnership with the private sector and government to make agricultural markets more inclusive and competitive. This involves finding, testing and scaling new business innovations in products, services, information and outreach. At the same time, we support improvements to the business-enabling environment.

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