REPORT: ACCELERATING YOUTH INCLUSION, SUCCESSION AND ASSET TRANSFER FOR AGRICULTURAL VALUE CHAIN DEVELOPMENT IN KENYA

September 2019 The primary purpose of the paper is to provide key information to the AgriFI implementation team on the factors that collectively encourage or discourage Kenya’s youth from pursuing agricultural and related agro-processing careers, including macro factors such as demographic and financial asset trends. The paper will provide insights into how the merits of different youth integration strategies can …

REPORT: Principles of Nutrition for Value Chain Development

Brief on the Principles of Nutrition for Value Chain Development with Smallholder Farmers in Kenya September 2019 The brief introduces food security, nutrition, and malnutrition both globally and in the Kenyan context. It examines how nutrition interacts with other issues that are pertinent to AgriFI such as gender, climate change, and the opportunities and challenges associated with Arid and Semi-Arid …

Market System Review of Avocado, Mango and Horticulture

Identifying Additionality in an Established Market System September 2019 This report describes the market structure of this sector in order to measure real effects of additionality, job creation, social welfare, market distortion, and economic upgrading. If this is simply how the avocado and mango sectors function, then we need to ensure that AgriFI involvement in the sector creates externalities that …

REPORT: TARGETING AND ACHIEVING INTENDED GENDER OUTCOMES FOR AGRICULTURAL VALUE CHAIN DEVELOPMENT IN KENYA

Advice Paper on Targeting and Achieving Intended Gender Outcomes for Agricultural VC Development in Kenya The purpose of the paper is to guide the team implementing the programme by clarifying the links between gender and VC development, highlighting barriers to gender-inclusive VCs as well as potential strategies to overcome them. Whilst much of the content of the brief is relevant …

REPORT: SME Analysis in Arid Regions with Focus on the Pastoralist Sector

Ensuring Equitable Access and Exposure of the AgriFI Kenya Challenge FundSeptember 2019 Though AgriFI intends to support SMEs in the Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASALs) of Kenya, few applications for the Challenge Fund have been received from these areas. This paper brings together existing literature with information from short field visits and interviews with key stakeholders to present an evidence-based …

Report: Climate Smart Agriculture

Developing an Intervention Guide and Glossary of Terms for Smallholder Climate Smart Agriculture in Kenya September 2019 Kenya is a country of diverse geographies and localised climate systems where a one-size-fits-all approach to CSA would prove ineffective. This paper therefore sets out key principles of CSA, a glossary of key terms, and tools for assessing concept notes (CN) and business …

Report: Agriculture Value Chains in Kenya

This report presents key findings on the role that ‘small and medium sized Agri-enterprises’ (SMEs) in Kenya play as market access agents for smallholder farmers/pastoralists (SHFs) and explores how SME-led interventions can be designed to sustainably benefit small-scale farmers/pastoralists. The potential for change through SMEs is high, but the change is also likely to be transformational for the underlying assumptions …

Report: Agriculture Value Chains in Kenya

This report presents key findings on the role that ‘small and medium sized Agri-enterprises’ (SMEs) in Kenya play as market access agents for smallholder farmers/pastoralists (SHFs) and explores how SME-led interventions can be designed to sustainably benefit small-scale farmers/pastoralists. The potential for change through SMEs is high, but the change is also likely to be transformational for the underlying assumptions …