HortImpact

Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 31 October 2018 at 07:38

FOOD SAFETY DIALOGUE

AgriProFocus in partnership with the Kenya Horticultural Council and Nairobi County Government held a food safety stakeholder meeting on behalf of the Netherlands Development Organization (SNV). The meeting was held on 16th October 2018 at Jacaranda Hotel, Nairobi and in attendance were: researchers, private sector actors, development partners as well as public sector actors from county and national government.

SNV and its consortium of partners are currently implementing a project on Market-led Horticulture Programme which has three focus areas namely: – Food safety in fruits and vegetables, Food loss reduction and inclusion of small holder farmers in agricultural value chains.

A lot of studies and reports have been done on food security unfortunately, the implementation of study findings have been poor; the meeting therefore aimed at moving from studies to practice with the aim of piloting a traceability system within Nairobi City Park Market through the finding

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 27 June 2018 at 10:30

SNV Partners Day 2018: From Potential for Scale to Action

Dr. Akinwumi Adesina President of the Africa development Bank often says, “Potential is good but no one eats Potential”. Research shows that enormous opportunities that exist in agriculture sector and its value chains. It is also quite evident that these opportunities are difficult to realize due to the inadequate harmony among those in the sector. This is largely due to a lack of information sharing, and actors instead choosing to work in ‘silos’.

The Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV) has been implementing two critical programmes: Smart Water for Agriculture (SWA) and Kenya Market-led Horticulture Programme (also known as HortIMPACT). The goal of SWA is to contribute to increased water productivity in agriculture, and increased income and food security through the development of a dynamic and sustainable ‘Smart Water Solutions’ (SWS) sector in Kenya, that adequately meet the needs of small and medium-size

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PARTNERS' DAY - HORTIMPACT & SWA PROGRAMMES

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  12 July 2018, All Day Event
  Nairobi

The Kenya Market led Horticulture Programme and Smart Water for Agriculture have been implementing several business cases led by a number of companies in order to stimulate horticulture sector development as well as promote innovative smart water technologies. In the various business cases, evidence shows that there are some components that are innovative in the Kenyan context, and there are plans to scale some of the successful business cases. In order to do this, stakeholders in the programmes and sector need to be informed on these business cases, the technologies and innovations, their economic and social impact at business and sector levels. On behalf of the two programmes, AgriProFocus is organisinga partner day on the 12th of July 2018.


The objectives of the Partner Day include:

· Sharing and exchange of experiences and results of business cases; the business models used and the potential for scale to relevant sector stakeholders;

· Promotion of partnerships and links

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 11 September 2017 at 05:18

Bringing agricultural solutions to the farmers through Farmers' Field Days - Lessons from HortIMPACT business case 7

The Kenya Market-led Horticulture Programme (HortIMPACT) is a Dutch funded programme focused on the development of fruit, vegetable, and potato value chains. The programme capitalizes on opportunities in the Kenyan horticulture sector while addressing some of the challenges that persist in the sector. Through working with Dutch companies, the programme has provided opportunities for Kenyan farmers and companies to build on the Dutch expertise and knowledge through applying technologies and methods that support horticulture sector development. The programme does this by taking a business case approach. Companies (mainly Dutch and Kenyan) come up with at least 50% of the budget, while SNV co-invests the rest. All the business cases are led by companies that play an important role in supporting small and medium size commercial farmers to develop their business. The companies ar

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 28 July 2017 at 02:38

Dutch Embassies: Food Security Learning Journey to Kenya 2017- Key lessons

In June 2017, staff from Dutch embassies across Africa, Asia and the Netherlands visited Kenya for a learning journey. The journey was meant to jointly learn and reflect on the implementation of the Food and Nutrition Security (FNS) policy of the EKN. Participants visited programs in four sectors: dairy, horticulture, potato, and edible oils.

The delegation met with Kenyan and international farmers, processing companies, expertise centers and NGOs. The embassy staff will implement the ideas and insights developed during this learning journey in their work at national level. 

Read more in the comprehensive articles from the learning journey on this Embassy Special by the Food and Business Knowledge Platform. 

The full report is available here

The key take-home lessons from the journey include: 

Inclusive Business

• Further conceptualization and contextualization is needed for “inclusive business” models in order to better understand how to design and support them. T

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Akibodé Djodji Merci pour le partage, reconnaissons que l'Ambassade des Pays-Bas est très actif sur les questions de sécurité alimentaire en Afrique. je sais de quoi je parle.

1 year 3 months ago

Nicole Metz Thanks for sharing Dorina! The learning journey outcomes are relevant for all AgriProFocus networks across Africa and Asia. As a facilitator of this learning journey, I really enjoyed the open sharing that happened during the field visits and reflection sessions. I highly recommend all of you to watch the video (only 10 minutes) and read the different articles. Also check the original link if you like to http://knowledge4food.net/learning-journey-kenya-2017/  or the link to the 'Embassies of the Kingdom of the Netherlands' page on the Food & Business Knowledge Platform website: http://knowledge4food.net/partners/embassies-kingdom-netherlands/

1 year 3 months ago

Dorina Prech Nicole Metz indeed thank you for your wonderful facilitation at this learning journey. I also absolutely enjoyed the open sharing of experiences especially from the other countries. That's why it's great that all the AgriProFocus networks get to see what transpired during the journey. We look forward to the continued dissemination of the outcomes. 

1 year 2 months ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 30 March 2017 at 01:21

Looking for opportunities in the fresh produce sector in Kenya? Join the mission!

Are you active in the horticultural sector and interested in the growing Kenyan market? Looking for clients, suppliers or partners to cooperate with? Do you want concrete (financial) support for an interesting lead? Then join the HortIMPACT trade mission to Kenya from 16 to 19 May 2017. HortIMPACT is a programme supported by the Dutch Embassy that invests in the development of the fresh produce sector and is looking for Dutch partners from the private sector to cooperate with.


During the trade mission we offer you:

  • A tailor-made programme for your company

  • Matchmaking with Kenyan and Dutch companies

  • Field visits to companies and initiatives that are relevant to you

  • Personal meetings with companies and organisations from the horticulture sector

  • A focused exploration of activities that you want to start in Kenya with our team of experts


The mission takes place from the 16 until the 18 or 19th of May. You can decide wh

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Posted 17 February 2017 at 04:35

Posted by Dorina Prech in AgriProFocus Kenya 17 February 2017 at 04:35

UPDATED POST: Successful 12 Farmer Field Days!

DOWNLOAD 2016 REPORT HERE

Dear Friends,

As you have probably seen from the updates from our field consultants, this past few months have been a beehive of activity for the HortImpact project. We supported the HortIMPACT team to organise and facilitate 12 very successful field days in 9 Counties: Kiambu, Nakuru, Laikipia, Nyeri, Nyandarua, Narok, Nyandarua, Uasin Gishu and Meru.  A number of input suppliers were present, including: Koppert Biologicals, Syngenta, Real IPM among others; seed companies like Kenya Highland Seed, financial institutions and insurance companies like Equity Bank, Family Bank, UAP Insurance, SACCOs among others.  

In this report, you will find an analysis of what made the field days successful. One of the key components is farmers and exhibitors mobilisation - what strategies were used, what made the strategies effective and what lessons can be learned. It also highlights what techniques and technologies were adopted by the farmers and the reasons for their decisi

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 9 August 2016 at 02:41

UPDATED POST: Successful 12 Farmer Field Days!

DOWNLOAD 2016 REPORT HERE

Dear Friends,

As you have probably seen from the updates from our field consultants, this past few months have been a beehive of activity for the HortImpact project. We supported the HortIMPACT team to organise and facilitate 12 very successful field days in 9 Counties: Kiambu, Nakuru, Laikipia, Nyeri, Nyandarua, Narok, Nyandarua, Uasin Gishu and Meru.  A number of input suppliers were present, including: Koppert Biologicals, Syngenta, Real IPM among others; seed companies like Kenya Highland Seed, financial institutions and insurance companies like Equity Bank, Family Bank, UAP Insurance, SACCOs among others.  

In this report, you will find an analysis of what made the field days successful. One of the key components is farmers and exhibitors mobilisation - what strategies were used, what made the strategies effective and what lessons can be learned. It also highlights what techniques and technologies were adopted by the farmers and the reasons for their decisi

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Posted By in Publications Kenya
Posted 24 June 2015 at 10:17

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