Kenya - Rural Transformation Centres Digital Platform Project


Project Summary

Approval Date 09 Jun 2020
Signature Date 24 Nov 2020
Planned Completion Date 15 Dec 2023
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31110
Environmental Category 3
Commitment U.A 603,837.89
Status Implementation

Project General Description

Rural Transformation Centres Digital Platform Project is designed to empower and integrate smallholder farmers with all actors along the agriculture value chain, through connecting farmers with private sector and public services. Farmers will be at the center of a single digital "ecosystem" and connected to value chain players, with the goal of increasing productivity, profitability and the sustainability of agricultural cooperatives and hence the entire agriculture/food and trade value supply chains. The project will also be pivotal in enhancing linkages between upstream, midstream and downstream agriculture value chain stakeholders. It comprises four main components namely: (1) Assessment of user needs, & system requirements analysis, (2) Digital platform development (3) Test & deployment and (4) Project management.

Project Objectives

The goal of the project is to increase productivity, profitability and sustainability of agricultural cooperatives and hence the entire agriculture/food and trade value chains, through integrating small holder farmers with all stakeholders along the agriculture value chain, by developing of a digital platform (RTC Digital Platform) connecting farmers with private sector and public services.

Beneficiaries

The direct beneficiaries are agricultural cooperatives (agricultural transformation centers), agro-dealers, smallholder farmers. The indirect beneficiaries are the private sector, financial institutions including Co-operative Bank of Kenya and relevant Government agencies, development partners and researchers.

Participating Organization

Funding
Fund for African Private Sector Assistance
Implementing
The Cooperative University of Kenya

Information

IATI identifier 46002-P-KE-AA0-022
Last Update 24 Sep 2022

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Contact Details

Email fapa@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Kenya
Coordinates Location Name
-1.28333 36.83333 Nairobi