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Sokopepe eager to unlock small-scale farmer’s potential through partnerships

Are you eager to create efficient value chains that enhance small-scale farmers’ incomes? Are you keen to develop whole value chains and unlock services downstream? Sokopepe is looking to entering partnerships with value chain actors who show enthusiasm in helping small-scale farmers increase their productivity through better integration in the value chain and linking them to other actors and formal markets.

Sokopepe believes that new partnership can help scale innovations, address gaps in the value chain, enable leveraging and learning from each other’s comparative advantage, as well as provide opportunities for smallholder farmers.

Sokopepe is particularly interested in partnering with technology organizations, mobile money providers, agro-suppliers, agro-financiers, public-private extension services providers, knowledge partners, market access actors and farmer groups.

The social enterprise is supporting the agricultural sector in Kenya by facilitating profitable farm enterprises and advice on productivity through Farm Record Management Information System (FARMIS), and access to markets and financial linkages through SOKO+.

Launched in April 2014, Sokopepe is currently working with farmers in Meru County, Kenya by addressing lack of accurate production, marketing and operational data in agriculture and limited access to finance and other services to farmers as well as low food production.

The agricultural sector continues to be a key economic and social driver of development in line with Kenya’s Vision 2030 Economic Pillar, which envisages the agricultural sector among the six key growth drivers of the Kenyan Economy. In addition, the sector also contributes to the fulfilment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

SDG17: “Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development” recognizes multi-stakeholder partnerships as important vehicles for mobilizing and sharing knowledge, expertise, technologies, and financial resources to support the achievement of the sustainable development goals in all countries, particularly developing ones.

Working together to address various constraints along the value chain will ensure that we enhance efficiency in the value chains, promote application of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) for value chain development, improve knowledge management, enhance adoption of innovations, strengthen agribusinesses, and improve access to markets and information.

Improving food security requires us all to join forces. Together, we can all develop stronger value chains and systems that lead to improved income for small-scale farmers. Let us work together to make a difference. For more information, please write to us through info@sokopepe.co.ke.

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By Bob Aston | Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016 | 3 Comments | Tags : Agriculture Farmis Soko+ Markets


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