Assessing the Impact of Kenya BDS and Horticulture Development Center Projects in the Tree Fruit Value Chain in Kenya: Baseline Research Report

  • Date Posted: June 2, 2010
  • Authors: Donald Snodgrass, Jennefer Sebstad
  • Organizations/Projects: Action for Enterprise
  • Document Types: Case Study or Vignette, Evidence or Research, Technical Report
  • Donor Type: U.S. Agency for International Development

This microREPORT by Don Snodgrass and Jennefer Sebstad (Action for Enterprise, member of ACDI/VOCA Consortium) is a baseline study for the impact assessment of two USAID/Kenya funded projects, Emerging Markets’ Kenya Business Development Services (BDS) and Fintrac’s Horticulture Development Centre (HDC), that focus on developing sustainable solutions to the address the constraints that face businesses in targeted industries. This study focuses on the extent to which these solutions impact the competitiveness of the mango, passion fruit, and avocado value chains, and the integration of micro and small enterprises into these value chains so that they contribute to and benefit from the tree fruit industry's increased competitiveness.