AVCD / CIP / East Africa / Kenya / Value chains

Transformational village-based approach increasing potato productivity across Meru County, Kenya

Through the scenic valleys of Ngachara village, one cannot help but appreciate the beauty of the surrounding farms; greenery as far as the eye can see. Situated in Meru County, one of the leading potato producing counties in Kenya, Ngachara village contributes greatly to the production of popular potato varieties. Consumers repeatedly request for Meru … Continue reading

AVCD

Increasing access to seed potato: Decentralized seed multiplication for small scale farmers across Kenya

Across Kenya, potato farmers are embracing innovations that could help increase their food production and eventually improve the nutritional status of their households. Potato a must in most kenyan diets yet good quality seed is scarce for today’s potato farmer. Access to quality seed potato is the principal constraint facing small scale farmers in the potato … Continue reading

AVCD / Crops / ICRISAT / Kenya / Value chains

Forging multi-sectoral partnerships to tackle malnutrition in Kenya

Exploring how best to approach multi-sectoral collaboration and how to develop a comprehensive, robust nutrition strategy that is in line with the priorities of the Kenyan government were the issues explored at a two-day workshop recently.  The multi-sectoral partnership with agriculture, health and education sectors, is being used in Kenya to mainstream nutrition into agricultural … Continue reading

New value chain program using research technologies and innovations to improve livelihoods across Kenya
AVCD / CIP / ICRISAT / Kenya / Value chains

New value chain program using research technologies and innovations to improve livelihoods across Kenya

The Feed the Future Kenya Accelerated Value Chain Development (AVCD) Program focuses on the livestock, dairy and staple crop (root crops and drought-tolerant crops) value chains, covering 21 counties in Kenya. In line with the Kenya Feed the Future multi-year strategy, AVCD will prioritize commodities key to inclusive agricultural growth. It seeks to lift 317,000 … Continue reading