Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 17 February 2017 at 04:57

DryDEV REPORT: Highlights of 6 Farmer Exposure Days 

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AgriProFocus Kenya in 2016 organized 6 farmer exposure events in the lower Eastern counties – Machakos, Makueni and Kitui. The structure of the farmer exposure events provided a platform for farmers to learn and also share experiences with other stakeholders. The value chains of focus as per the DryDEV program included; pulses, indigenous poultry, goat, honey and mangoes. However other complimentary aspects for instance water management were also addressed in some of the field days. A lead farmer in each area was identified to host the farmer exposure visit. This provided an opportunity for peer learning.


The objectives of the exposure events are:

1. To provide a platform for farmers to link and learn about market requirement on quality, quantity and logistics

2. To expose and link farmers to value chain financing opportunities

3. Provide opportunity for farmers to learn about products, services and technologies by various input providers, research organizations and government institutions

4. To provide a platform for farmers to learn practical approaches from Champion farmers in their locality

5. To sensitize farmers on group formation, governance and compliance

6. To provide a trading platform for both farmer groups and service providers.

Read more the outcomes of the field days, the challenges and lessons learned.