FCI partnered with APHIA plus Western Kenya to implement Value Chain Development intervention in four pilot sites in Western Kenya i.e. Cheptais, Mumias, Manga and Rangwe districts. The project engaged 17,085 households by linking them to markets for information, finance, inputs, equipment and sales of produce among others.
The aim of this project was to address the contextual factors affecting health, i.e. poverty, food insecurity, illiteracy, unsafe water, environment and socio-cultural norms (Social Determinants of Health, SDH). FCI promoted interventions in value chain development that are not only market driven but also suitable for the capacity, context and culture of the targeted communities.
Notable achievements in this project include:- households registered and introduced to Commercial Village Model; 8 Commercial Villages constituting 69CPGS were formed; Traditional African Vegetables (TAVs), pulses, poultry , groundnut, soybeans, sweet potatoes and beans were found to be viable enterprises; 71 buyers were profiled; strategic partnerships with MoA and County government for farmer mobilization developed; capacity building in various aspects including value addition for post-harvest management and storage conducted; nutrition and other household initiatives including Savings schemes, rural credit, investments and financial inclusion undertaken.
- Project engaged 17,085 households,
- 12 formal and 9 informal markets with 71 traders profiled and linked to the CVs.
- 1,333 project households registered and introduced to Commercial Village Model;
- 8 Commercial Villages constituting 69CPGS were formed