Spurring job creation in Kenya by enhancing the competitiveness of the banana sub-sector

The Taveta Banana Project will roll out interventions geared towards enhancing the competitiveness of the banana value chain and improving market access for the targeted farmers. It will deliver a socially and environmentally responsible fruit pulp processing factory that is economically viable. Aggregation centers and a 300-acre organic farm will be set up to ensure a consistent banana supply while also developing the capacity of 2,000 smallholder farmers. This project will contribute to increased and sustainable incomes and decent jobs within the banana sub-sector in Taita Taveta County, with an emphasis on women and youth. This will by extension contribute to poverty alleviation. Production capacities of smallholder farmers and service providers will be developed, and vertical and horizontal linkages facilitated, thereby sustainably creating value and business efficiencies.



Administrative Partner MESPT - Micro Enterprises Support Programme Trust
Key Commercial Partner ORANA A/S
Other Partners Wanda Agriculture Group Limited
Country Kenya
Sector Agriculture & agro-processing
Open / Closed Open
Duration June 2020 - June 2025
Approval Year 2019