Project 1

Economic Empowerment of small holder’s farmers in Busia County through Sesame Production & Marketing (2ESPM Project)

Purpose:

The 2ESPM project aims to address issues of exploitation in market value chains. Together with our partner in Europe and a fair-trade certified company with offices in Nairobi, we designed a market-linkage project that was informed by market demand. Since 2014 we have been working with 500 farmers in Busia county to assist them in producing and trading sesame under fair conditions.

This was a first-of-its-kind project for ADRA Kenya that involved, among others, training of farmers on sesame production, linking them up with fair buyers, assisting in the fair-trade certification process, and supporting them in producing and storing good quality sesame.

Impact:

Direct beneficiaries – 500 farmers

Indirect beneficiaries – 2,500 people

To find out what exactly the term direct beneficiary means, click here

Team:

Michael leads the project, working with Solomon.

Location:

Busia County

Partners:

The project is funded by SlovakAID and ADRA International

Funding:

$295,474.50