Sustainable Agriculture Community Development Programmes | Agro Marketing, Savings and Credit (AMSC) sector
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Agro Marketing, Savings and Credit (AMSC) sector

Agro Marketing, Savings and Credit (AMSC) sector

Sector overview

 

The sector is responsible of creating market linkages to smallholder farmers, give them skills in value addition and management of Savings and Credit schemes.

 

Mandate

 

The sector is mandated to implement projects that promote livelihood improvement among small holder farmers through improvement of market access for their farm produce and credit access
The key thematic areas of focus are:-

  1. Marketing
  2. Value  addition
  3. Establishment of Banks Without Walls Schemes
  4. Youth  development in Agriculture and business

Currently the sector is implementing the following projects:-

Mangoes from above

 

Mangoes From Above (MFAII) project which is in the monitoring Phase. This phase involves “weaning” the farmers to enable them link to markets with limited guidance from SACDEP staff. The project was funded by EED of Germany.The partner farmers are benefiting from several organic outlets in Nairobi. These markets include Upper Hill, Karen open markets and Bridges Restaurant. Several farmers also have basket supplies to different customers for different products.

 

Market Access program for smallholder farmers and traders to schools (MAPSATS)

 

The project is aimed at linking groups to institutional markets for livelihoods improvement. The project is being implemented in the following areas:-

  • Machakos county (Yatta and Masinga Districts)
  • Kirinyaga county (Kirinyaga South District)
  • Embu county (Mbeere South and Runyenjes Districts)
  • Kiambu county (Thika East District)
  • Murang’a county (Kandara District)

The project is benefitting 1773 families and is funded by World Food Programme (WFP)