COLEACP ACTIVITIES IN KENYA

COLEACP PROGRAMMES IN KENYA

FINANCIAL PARTNERSHIPS

COLEACP’s activities are financed by cooperation programmes. The European Union and the ACP Group of States continue to be COLEACP’s main financial partners, and since 2016 COLEACP has been opening up to other financial partnerships (e.g. with the World Trade Organization and the French Development Agency). Financial partnerships may differ from one country to another.

FINANCIAL PARTNERSHIPS IN KENYA

CURRENT PROGRAMMES IN KENYA

Three programmes are currently implemented by COLEACP in Kenya:
For those programmes, on a demand-driven basis, horticultural stakeholders are supported to meet market requirements and improve their overall sustainability performance: support includes food safety and environmental management, social compliance and overall business management.

“Thanks to this collaboration with COLEACP, we have been able to train people in organic farming and good agricultural practices. These trainers, in turn, train our producers.”
James Weru,
Sales Director
at Fair Trade Enterprises

MONITORING OF COLEACP ACTIVITIES IN KENYA

FOCUS

The focus is on value chains with high marketing potential: for the export market these are fine vegetables (French beans, peas, chillies) and avocados. Sweet potato, mango and passion fruit are also developing and are covered on demand. For local markets the main crops include tomatoes, potatoes, Sukuma wiki, cabbages and onions.

Avocado value chain : example of multi-stakeholder approach – video testimonials

COLEACP collaborated with the Dutch organic fruit and vegetables importing company Eosta BV in the context of an avocado quality workshop organized by COLEACP, HCD, FPEAK and FPC-Kenya in November 2018. In this video, Eosta shares the quality control process that takes place once its fruit reaches the EU, and its point of view on the trade with organic avocados from Kenya in that season. The video was used during the workshop to demonstrate to exporters the big challenge to overcome, and the increasing image problem of Kenyan avocados on the EU market. COLEACP has since organized technical training on avocado fruit quality for Fit For Market beneficiaries in Kenya (SMEs, consultants and Competent Authorities). Feedback shows that participants are now able to better control quality and improve communication with buyers, which is increasing transparency in Kenya’s avocado value chain.

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