FtMA Kenya operations begun in 2017, working with the private and public sector partners to overcome existing bottlenecks in the small holder value chains and to promote sustainable food systems.
Our key objectives in Kenya are to:
We have developed a network of over 70 organizations that deliver various agricultural products and services to small holder farmers through a network of rural agri-entrepreneurs known as Farmer Service Centres (FSCs). These entities bridge the gap between farmers and key value chain actors and in doing so build increase trust and transparency among all stakeholders. The stronger and more stable the FSCs are, the more commercially viable the whole value chain becomes, leading to sustained impact for all actors.
Apeel in 2021 is a winner and participant of the WFP Innovation Accelerator programme and has used the funds to pioneer a pilot program in Kenya aimed at Increasing Kenyan Smallholder Incomes with Avocado Shelf-life Extension Technology. To achieve this goal Apeel partnered with Farm to Market Alliance (FtMA) in Kenya and local aggregators for the pilot which occurred between January 2021 to October 2021.
Partners of the pilot were: