|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|
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.
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.
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.
Fund for African Private Sector Assistance
The Cooperative University of Kenya
|Last Update||24 Sep 2022|