|The Beans Enterprises and Structured Trade in East Africa Community (BEST-EAC) project; a 15 years program of Kilimo Trust received funds from FoodTrade East and Southern Africa to implement its phase 1 which will run for the period from October 2015 to December 2017. The main objective of this project is to expand structured trade of 30,000 MT/year of beans produced by between 10,000
||Mr. Albert Ochenje - M&E Expert, ASDSP seeking clarification about the consortium model during buy -in meeting in Kakamega County, Kenya
– 15,000 commercially oriented small and medium
|scale farmers (SMSFs), in response to specific market demand; contributing to its goal of doubling the income of these farmers in Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. In order to deliver on this objective, BEST-EAC is using the consortium model where the lead firms (LFs) are the pull factors of other value chain consortium members.