Promotion of marketing and value addition

The Kenya Vision 2030 underscores value addition and marketing efficiency as one of the priority areas under the economic pillar. Co-operatives have played a critical role in the production, processing and marketing of major agricultural commodities and services and mobilization of savings through Savings and Credit Co-operatives Societies (SACCOs). Limited value addition to commodities implies reduced net returns to farmers and denial of other multiplier benefits from further processing into higher value products and by-products (e.g. employment in processing, forward and backward linkages with other service and complementary raw material suppliers etc). Failure to add value precludes technology transfer, especially to the rural economy where further processing ought to occur. The Ministry prioritized and build capacity in product value addition in six value chains: coffee, horticulture, honey, fish, milk and mangoes. A few ventures in the recent past have demonstrated the potency of value addition in increasing societies’ returns and other benefits to the local (rural) economy.

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