Kapap vegetable project collaborators meeting at National Museums of Kenya Headquarters

30 Researchers from 10 universities, KALRO, KIRDI, Museums of Kenya, Processing Industry, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries and County Governments met under the Vegetable Value Chain Project 

The team led by MKU held a Research workshop to share research outputs and highlight project achievements on vegetables small holder farmers within Kenya the project focuses on improvement of seed supply systems and ensuring availability of clean planting materials, identifying and applying post-harvest technologies that minimize losses, diversifying products from indigenous vegetables and linking farmers to markets. Information sharing, good agricultural practices and market access for decision making by farmers was enhanced.

The project is financially supported by the World Bank through the Kenya Agricultural Productivity and Agribusiness Project (KAPAP), Kenya. Mount Kenya University, Chuka University, University of Nairobi, Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science & Technology, Egerton University, National Museums of Kenya, East African nutraceuticals , Kenya Industrial Research & Development Institute are facilitating the study and the individual farmers and farmers’ groups and local district agricultural officers are involved in on-farm trials.