Promoting Inclusive Markets and Financial Systems
Achieving Large Scale Smallholder Impact: A Case Study in Kenya
A pressing challenge facing smallholder agricultural development projects is how to achieve substantial positive socioeconomic gains at the population level, cost effectively. This question points to a necessary focus on impact, scale, and efficiency. The solution may be found in the commercial diffusion of practical technologies to a critical mass of rural smallholder farmers, enabling them to meet market demand, thereby stimulating investment in new services from local private sector providers.
This brief explores the approach employed by Fintrac Inc. on the USAID Kenya Agricultural Value Chain Enterprises (KAVES) project in its first two years of implementation, sharing successes and lessons learned.