Improving Market Conditions for Potatoes and Tomatoes
Demand for potatoes has increased in Kenya, where it can be a substitute for staple grains like maize, which experience high price fluctuation. Similarly, tomatoes are also becoming an important vegetable in the Kenyan diet. However, the supply of both vegetables is hampered by low productivity and weak market structure. TechnoServe, in partnership with Syngenta, is working to increase productivity and improve the market for these crops by providing quality crop inputs, improving access to finance, and enhancing the capacity of market service centers for farmers. The project aims to reach 15,000 smallholder potato and tomato farmers in Kenya from March 2016 to February of 2017.