Agricultural Policy Research in Africa has updated its country brochures defining agricultural commercialization. View it here APRA Country Brochure – Kenya
Strengthening Farmer Capacity to Harness Technological Innovation for Agricultural Commercialization
Written by Hannington Odame and Dawit Alemu
Innovation capacity presupposes capacity to harness science, technology, and innovation (STI) for agricultural commercialization. Agricultural commercialization requires an enabling policy environment on STI issues such as the impact of climate change, nutrition, improved seed and inputs, emerging technologies, infrastructure, research and extension, and financing. These issues are consistent with the Science, Technology, and Innovation Strategy for Africa (STISA) 2024 (African Union Commission undated). This paper uses three STI revolution storylines (case studies on rice, information and communications technology (ICT) and cocoa) to highlight the enabling factors that make STI a vehicle for agricultural commercialization.
Linking smallholders to markets: pilot study on developing value chains for conserving local biodiversity and improving diets
Katamakisi Kadumutu, a women group from Okatekok, a village in Teso-South Sub County, Busia County was one of the identified entrepreneurial farmer group for production and marketing of the African Leafy Vegetables (ALVs). The group consists of 24 members (20 women, 4 men).