Giving support to input Supply Companies

Supporting Women in Cereal Trade

AGMARK Agrodealer Led Field Days

AGMARK helps in Demand creation by Supporting Agrodealers in establishing Crop Demonstration farms, and conducting farmer Field days

What We Do

We Are not for profit NGO working towards a Food Secure Africa

Our Approach

AGMARK approach is informed by experiences and lessons learned in East Africa and other COMESA countries in designing and implementing agricultural MSMEs and smallholder farmer development programs. The underlying principle is to commercialise production of food security crops through the three cardinal pillars, namely:

a) the market pull factor,
b) value chain competitiveness and
c) business opportunity viability.

The market pull factor for agricultural inputs and outputs

The viability of agricultural MSMSEs is dependent on the upstream market demand for outputs from the value chains in which they are engaged.  Such market demand is a function of household food needs, industrial requirements for milling, processing, trading and export opportunities. AGMARK facilitates upstream and downstream market “ecosystems” to create functional, self-sustaining business linkages and relationships.

Competitive value chains

Input and output value chains are competitive organs when all players along the chain operate optimally and efficiently to generate profit and avail the final product to the consumer at a price lower than the closest substitute. A key factor to competitiveness is the productivity realized at the various nodes along the value chain, from the producer to the value chain drivers.  AGMARK seeks to optimize on enterprise specialization that maximizes on benefits of economies of scale.  The basic principle is that each enterprise (producers, Agrodealers, traders, Agricultural input supply companies and Large Output buyers and grain traders) optimizes on specialization and economies of scale in order to enhance competitiveness.

Business opportunity viability

AGMARK promotes economic engagements that engender viable agricultural MSME businesses that are supportive to smallholder farming businesses. A significant lesson that AGMARK incorporates in designing interventions is that business propositions to producers and MSMEs within the value chains must be viable and profitable for long term sustainability and growth. This implies that choices and decisions taken must be driven by business viability considerations.   Such considerations may include interventions for demand creation, strengthening MSMEs capacities, matching investments and business mentorships.

 

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KCEP-CRAL Youth AGrodealer Training

KCEP-CRAL has put alot of emphasis and focus on the youth and women in Business.

AGMARK is currently training a group of 30 youth with an avarage age of  25 years drawn from the coastal counties of Kilifi, Kwale and Taita Taveta.

The youth are trained on Business management Skills, Technical trainin in Fertilizer, Seed and Crop Protection Products. They are also being mentored on emerging roles of Agrodealers

Corona Virus (COVID-19) in Kenya

The Ministry of Health has confirmed a Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) case in Nairobi. The case, which was confirmed on the 12th March 2020, is the first one to be reported in Kenya since the beginning of the outbreak in China in December 2019  All Kenyans...

KCEP- CRAL Field Day

AGMARK in Partnership with Taita Taveta County Government, The Ministry of Agriculture, Seed Companies, Fertilizer Companies, KALRO and other stakeholders , has organised a farmers field day for all the farmers in Taita Taveta County

KCEP-CRAL

Kenya Cereal Enhancement Program - Climate Resilience Livelihoods Window Objectives:  Increase production and productivity of smallholders whose livelihoods revolve around maize, sorghum millet and pulses including beans, pigeon peas, green grams and cowpeas through...

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About us

Agricultural Market Development Trust (AGMARK) is an international not-for-profit development organization with headquarters in Nairobi and currently with a regional presence in 18 countries in Eastern, Western and Southern Africa. AGMARK is a member of the AFAP (African Fertilizer and Agribusiness partnership) supporting smallholder fertilizer delivery projects in Africa.

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