Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.

Wake the Kenyan Giant

238 views

Published on

This presentation was held by Stephen Vundi Mungula from the SIANI Expert Group in Kenya at the SIANI Annual Meeting 2017.

Published in: Food
  • ⇒ www.HelpWriting.net ⇐ This service will write as best as they can. So you do not need to waste the time on rewritings.
       Reply 
    Are you sure you want to  Yes  No
    Your message goes here
  • You can try to use this service ⇒ www.WritePaper.info ⇐ I have used it several times in college and was absolutely satisfied with the result.
       Reply 
    Are you sure you want to  Yes  No
    Your message goes here
  • Be the first to like this

Wake the Kenyan Giant

  1. 1. Commercializing Agricultural Sector in Kenya: Wake the Kenyan Giant! Stephen Vundi Mungula, SIANI Expert Group in Kenya #SIANI17
  2. 2. Commercializing Agricultural Sector in Kenya: Wake the Kenyan Giant Stephen Vundi Mungula Lead Junior Professional - SIANI Kenya
  3. 3. Outline Introduction The Journey Experiences and Achievements Findings from Second Approach • The origin – SIANI Kenya Chapter (SKCEG) • Objectives of expert group • First Approach • Second Approach Conclusion and Way Forward  Why Giant
  4. 4. WHY GIANT ? Driver for economic growth and transformation…high economic growth directly linked to increased agric’ production Percentage of population involved/affected by agriculture Kenya agro-ecological zone diversity Demographic Characteristics - Youth
  5. 5. Introduction  A brainstorming on findings led to the establishment of a multidisciplinary group of experts. ASDSP a joint programme by GOS and GOK (3) baseline survey tell on Commercialization;- Productivity, Income and Food Security A worrying trend on 1) Household food security, 2) Food productivity and incomes 3) Un(under)employment 4) Youth and Women in agriculture 5) Land degradation and 6) little/No commercialization
  6. 6. Introduction cont. Objectives of SIANI Kenya Chapter What is the current status of the agricultural sector in Kenya? Why is the sector the way it is? How can stakeholders harness the sector’s potential and remove obstacles to commercialization?
  7. 7. The Journey Expert Group approach – launched successfully with a lot of enthusiasm but did not work. Abandoned after three months Two approaches were used to accomplish the strategy Junior expert mentoring approach - successful and provided information partially answering what? and why ?questions
  8. 8. Mechanization (Cassava) – Country yield of Cassava is 15% of potential. Issues for mechanization; farm size, access to credit/machine suppliers, information on technologies along value chain Findings from Second Approach Farmer organization (dairy) – Only 55% of small-scale farmers sell produce vs 85% needed to be commercialized. Collective action from production to marketing can improve efficiency and effectiveness. Issues; human and institutional capacities Profitability (maize) – Maize cannot be profitable at subsistence level. OPVs at subsistence higher gross margins than hybrid. At present yield level, per capita income of 5 cents/day/ha
  9. 9. Agricultural data – Limited emphasis and low prioritization in use of data have led to little/no use in decision and policy making. All the agricultural indicators have been produced through estimation arising from sample surveys.  Because of limited/unreliable data not evidence based policy making Findings from Second Approach
  10. 10. Experiences and Achievements SE Approach did not work- WHY?- Competing need, time, monetary compensation, gasp of concept- ( may work in next phase) Process rigorous, some JE dropped off – need for qualitative selection of JE Technical capacities of fresh graduates in critical analysis and communication of scientific issues wanting Require commitment from both mentees (JE) and mentors (SE) On objectives ? What – some, Why- some, How- next SIANI phase
  11. 11. Many stakeholders in the agricultural sector all trying to commercialize agriculture Conclusions and Way forward Output papers give evidence that commercialization is superficially being addressed Need for deeper understanding of commercialization and sharing of this to stakeholders Need to develop adequate policies to make agriculture a driver of rural transformation
  12. 12. THANK YOU

×