Indigenous African vegetable systems for better livelihoods in Kenya
Aim: Increase market access of the Africa indigenous vegetable to the local, national and international markets through improving their yield and quality and by establishing a robust marketing and marketing incentive system that responds to the smallholder farmer conditions.
Objective: Improved incomes for farmers and private sector marketing institutions.
Method: Develop organic based soil fertility amelioration strategies for improved production. New cultivars that are adapted to the environmental conditions will be assessed and promoted. Strategies that pick the products from the farm gate through the vegetable value chains will be developed.
Dutch policy goals: Increased sustainable agricultural production; More efficient markets; and A better business climate.
Duration: August 2014 – August 2017