Spurring job creation in Kenya by enhancing the competitiveness of the banana sub-sector
The Taveta Banana Project will roll out interventions geared towards enhancing the competitiveness of the banana value chain and improving market access for the targeted farmers. It will deliver a socially and environmentally responsible fruit pulp processing factory that is economically viable. Aggregation centers and a 300-acre organic farm will be set up to ensure a consistent banana supply while also developing the capacity of 2,000 smallholder farmers. This project will contribute to increased and sustainable incomes and decent jobs within the banana sub-sector in Taita Taveta County, with an emphasis on women and youth. This will by extension contribute to poverty alleviation. Production capacities of smallholder farmers and service providers will be developed, and vertical and horizontal linkages facilitated, thereby sustainably creating value and business efficiencies.
Administrative Partner MESPT - Micro Enterprises Support Programme Trust Key Commercial Partner ORANA A/S Other Partners Wanda Agriculture Group Limited Country Kenya Sector Agriculture & agro-processing Open / Closed Open Duration June 2020 - June 2025 Approval Year 2019