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Linking Very Poor Women to High Value Export Markets in Kenya's Fishing Industry (Promising Practices Series)
by Tracy Gerstle, David Knopp, Nancy Amayo in 2007
World Region: Africa (Sub-Sahara)
This case study highlights the methodology that Kenya BDS first developed in tree fruits value chains (avocado, passion and mango fruit) to commercially link over 10,000 small farmers with 13 exporters and processors, and how the methodology was adapted to work in a more challenging context with very poor clients—women fish dryers in the Omena Fish Value Chain in the Nyanza Province on the shores of Lake Victoria. Today in the Omena Value Chain 434 women are selling grade one omena for export to Malawi and in the coming season this will increase to approximately 642 women in 27 groups across 12 beaches.