Farmers in 12 counties to benefit from Sh400m EU fund

Stakeholders celebrate the launch of the Sh400 million Market Access Upgrade Programme in Nairobi on October 29, 2019. The project will benefit farmers in 12 counties to access local and international markets. PHOTO | RACHEL KIBUI | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The four-year project was launched on Tuesday at a Nairobi hotel.
  • The Markup Programme aims to enhance market access and competitiveness of Kenya’s plant-based products.
  • It is targeted to benefit about 1,500 farmers directly, and many more indirectly.

The European Union (EU) will spend USD3.7 million (Sh425.5 million) to address supply and market access constraints in several agricultural value chains.

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