Value Addition and Marketing

Mango farmers benefit immensely from collective marketing

Mango is the king of fruits. It is one of the most popular and nutritionally rich fruits with unique flavour and health promoting qualities, thus making it the most popular seasonal fruit grown in the tropics. Mango is a valuable fruit tree grown in arid and semi-arid regions in Kenya where income generating activities available to the resource poor farmers are limited.

Starting an organic food store in your locality

The business of organic produce has good returns because of the rising demand for organic produce driven by its health benefits. In spite of this, there are few or no organic stores or shops in most of our major towns in Kenya.

Farmers can earn more by adding value to sweet potato

Sweet potato has been described in many communities especially those in dry areas as the ‘king of crops’ because of its ever increasing demand. The most favourite drought resistant, hardy crops grow mostly in marginal areas, thus contributing to improved food security and additional income to farmers.

Fair trade protects farmers from exploitation

For decades, farmers have difficulties especially in marketing of farm produce. Many have been exploited especially because of the traditional way of agribusiness, where making profit is more important than safeguarding the livelihoods of farmers.

Enhancing banana farming by adding value

Banana is one of the most abundant fruit crops in East Africa. It is one of the most attractive sources of income for farmers with more than 10 million tonnes of bananas are produced in East Africa, with most of it grown by small-scale farmers.

The best way to sell your organic produce

The organic market in Kenya has been growing steadily. Consumers especially in the major cities of Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu have been enquiring on how they can get consistent supplies of organic products. This is an opportunity for organic farmers to sell heir organic produce.


 

                                          

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