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Multi-Year Implementation Projects

The Kenya Crops and Dairy Market Systems Activity (KCDMS)

EAMDA forms part of the consortium under USAID's Feed the Future program, set up to help increase agricultural production and reduce poverty and malnutrition in Kenya with activities being implemented in12 counties and designed to spur co mpetitive, resilient market systems in Kenya’s horticulture
and dairy sectors.

Kenya Agricultural Value Chain Enterprises (KAVES)

Value Chain Development that involved baseline and value chain surveys prior to the implementation of a multi-year value chain commercialization program. The program focused on dairy, staples and horticulture value chains in Bomet, Nyamira and Kericho and reached 50,000+ farmers.

Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)

Implementation of a value chain development initiative that involved building the capacity of 22,000 smallholder banana producers in Kirinyaga County towards enhanced productivity and facilitating linkages  to markets and quality inputs.

Livelihood Ventures, Vi Agroforestry and Brookside Dairies

Value Chain Analysis which saw the implementation of a dairy-based Sustainable Agriculture Land
Management (SALM) project that reached 15,000 farmers. In addition, EAMDA undertook surveys of dairy farmer cooperatives across the Mt. Elgon region.

Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) Mobigrow

Engaged in implementing a multi-year value chain development program
targeting over 70,000 smallholder producers in three regions in Kenya. In addition, conducted
a Business Development Services (BDS) training and needs assessment for arid and semi-arid livestock markets aimed at supporting organized livestock traders and producer groups in Northern Kenya.

Foreign Agricultural Service’s (FAS) - USDA

In-depth ssessment of the bovine genetics market in Kenya, including providing BDS support to the Livestock Genetics Society of East Africa (LGS-EA) and guide them on their strategic organizational planning.

Short-term Assignments

North American Meat Institute (NAMI)

In-depth industry assessment of the Kenyan meat sector with a view to highlight opportunities for investment and business partnerships among Kenyan and American meat industry firms.

Kenya Market-led Horticulture Project (HortIMPACT) - SNV

End of project survey centred on several value chains in the horticulture sector. The programme had three focus areas namely; Food safety in fruits and vegetables, Food loss reduction and Inclusion of small
holder farmers in gricultural value chains.

Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)

Provided Enterprise Capacity Building
support which provided technical assistance, conducted market research and developed business plans and strategies for GAIN’s grantees with over 1,000 surveys undertaken at consumer
and retail levels.

Livestock Genetics Society of East Africa - USDA

World Food Program (WFP)

Value Chain Assessment of key grains produced and traded in the
program’s zone of influence that among others included the two counties of Baringo and West
Pokot. The overall objective of the assignment was to assist the program develop local grain production capacity for local trade as well as supply its Home - Grown School Meals Program

Eastern Africa Grain Council (EAGC)

Executed a Political Economy Analysis (PEA) that provided insights into the current structure and operations of open-air food markets, to inform on the establishment of Smart
Markets in Kenya and was aimed at understanding the political, economic and social factors that promote
or inhibit change.

Kenya Markets Trust (KMT)

Conducted an industry analysis focused on the state of dairy production and marketing in Kenya’s Western Kenya region including an analysis of the overall market
ecosystem and impact of regulations.

Conducted a bovine genetics market assessment to inform U.S. agriculture experts and businesses as well as Kenyan-based bovine genetics associations and distributors on market opportunities and challenges in the sector.

Welthungerhilfe

Undertook a technical feasibility study to assess and describe the socio-cultural, political, economic, environmental context in western Kenya with a view to implement  The Sustainable Food Systems (SUSTFAM+) program

Ministry of Industrialization and Enterprise Development

Assessment of Kenya’s leading
food processing sectors with the aim to advise the ministry on the sub-sectors to invest in, for
enhanced economic growth, job creation and import substitution.

Micro-Enterprises Support Programme Trust (MESPT)

Capacity building and training of Value Chain Actors (VCAs) on Food Safety/SPS Self-Assessment Guides (SAGs) & Standard Operating
Procedures (SOPs).

Digital Green - Developing Local Extension Capacity (DLEC) Project

Under the Feed the Future’s  (DLEC)
programme, EAMDA trained extension officers in 5 counties in order to equip them with video production and dissemination skills that would see them produce community videos to be used to educate farmers on best practices. Activities were aimed at increasing farmer incomes and
improving their livelihoods.

North American Meat Institute

Conducted an in-depth industry assessment of Kenya’s meat and livestock sector with a view to highlight opportunities for investment and business partnerships with Kenya meat industry firms; and to identify areas for future development and capacity building.

Our Footprint in Kenya

GEOGRAPHIC COVERAGE OF PAST AND CURRENT PROJECTS

EAMDA has implemented multi year projects in 17 counties and undertaken short term consulting
assignments in 38 counties across the country.