Sensitization of farmers on the EAGC Grain Trade Business Hubs project
The EAGC regional team in charge of Structured Trading Systems together with the lower Eastern Field Officer conducted a 3-day field activity in Makueni County from 10th -12th July 2018. The field activity which was aimed at sensitizing farmers on the Grain Trade Hubs project and management of Grain hubs in the process of establishment. Farmers from Muungano and Kitise Rural Development were profiled and registered.
The Grain Trade Business Hubs is an EAGC initiative in collaboration with CTA to enhance smallholder farmer’s access to agro-related services and markets. Through these Hubs, Smallholder farmers will be able to access inputs such as seeds and fertilizer, get market information and learn about grades and standards.
EAGC and CTA visit "Grain Trade Business Hubs" project pioneers in Eldoret
Janet Ngombalu, Samwel Rutto, Davine Minayo, James Kuria and Allan Kiprop accompanied the CTA director and team to the Grain Trade Business Hubs in Eldoret. Mr. Kemei, a representative of Jamii milling Co was also present during the visit, two G-Soko hubs were visited; Mateeny Soy FCS and Kurur Women cooperative. Samwel Ruto explained how individual farmers are profiled and registered under the new initiative, through a mobile app and issued with farmer identification cards. During the visit Allan , the EAGC IT Consultant expounded more on how the application works. The GTBH project aims to transform the grain business centers to Grain Trade Business hubs.
Kenya Country team hosted their Q2 CPC Meeting
The EAGC country team held their CPC meeting on 5th July 2018 at the EAGC regional office. Chairing the meeting was the Country Director who is also the representative of Kenya members in the Board, Ms.Rose Mutuku. Present at the meeting was Dr. Tenai, Peter Mutuku, Simon Yegon, Violet Nyando, Davine Minayo and Howard Mugera.