Ventures and Marketing

Mary Mungai (Mrs) Deputy Commissioner for Cooperative Development in charge of Ventures and Marketing

Mary Mungai (Mrs)
Deputy Commissioner for Cooperative Development in charge of Ventures and Marketing

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Functions

  • Identify and establish areas of collaboration, partnerships and associations amongst stakeholders in the cooperative sector
  • Provide a platform for relevant organizations for partnership and investments liaising with potential development and other partners
  • Identify and Promote investment opportunities in the cooperative sub sector
  • Coordinate development and investment proposals in collaboration with relent agencies , ministries and organizations
  • Promote vertical and horizontal business linkages amongst stakeholders in the cooperative sector
  • Championing on the promotion and upgrade on various value chain
  • Asses the current state of the knowledge management amongst the stakeholders in the cooperative sector
  • Monitor and evaluate performance and growth of the cooperative sector

Achievements

  • Developed a sharia compliant cooperative development policy
  • Developed training manuals and modules on Agribusiness, supplies value chain, extensions and advisory services, and emerging business models
  • Developed prudential standards for the cooperatives
  • Built the capacity of 200 cooperative leaders and government of Kenya’s technical and extension personnel on agribusiness and emerging business models
  • Developed concepts on new business ventures for the cooperative business model (Share trading and Agency banking)
  • Linked the cooperatives with the running development partners funded programs in the agriculture sector such as Njaa Marufuku, Kenya, EAAPP , KAPP, KAPAP , IFAD and FAO
  • Developed document showing possible investment opportunities for selected value chains for Grow Africa Forum
  • In collaboration with World Bank developed strategies to enhance participation for entrepreneurs in the food industry

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Projects and Programs Being Undertaken

  • Development of implementation to actualize cooperative Share trading platform and Agency banking for the SACCOs
  • Develop Management Information Systems for the cooperative sector
  • Establish Agribusiness Development Advisory centers(ADAs) in 13 counties and one headquarter
  • Train Cooperative officers and cooperative chief executives on Management Information Systems
  • Expose cooperatives to best practices
  • In collaboration with Purdue University, plans to set up incubation centers for value addition
  • Link Agricultural cooperatives to program and projects in the agriculture sector supported by development partner
  • Facilitate the formation and implementation of new business ventures in the cooperatives
  • Promote , liaise and manage relationships with investors and other development partners
  • Monitoring and Evaluating the ongoing projects

Others

  • Offer advisory services on business plan development and value chain analysis
  • Available business plan templates for coffee
  • Access value chain analysis reports of various agricultural commodities
  • Access investment opportunities presented during the Grow Africa Forum

Contacts

  • Social Security House, Block A, 17th, 23rd Floor
  • P.O. Box 30418-00100, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Telephone: +254 20-2731531
  • Fax: +254 20-2731511
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