May 16th, 2022
FSD Kenya partnered with Virtual City to better understand the value chains of fresh produce in Nairobi. The purpose of the assignment was to understand the operations of the packhouses by answering questions about finances, market information, constraints, barriers, and opportunities.
The study sought to answer 3 hypothesis
- Financing constraints are an important obstacle to the efficiency of agricultural value chains affecting all players in the chain
- Financing constraints are primarily caused by informational asymmetric, which in turn limit trust amongst players and opportunities to expand markets beyond existing trade networks
- Informational and financing constraints could be addressed through the digitization of value chain data and the establishment of data platforms
The study was carried out in 3 phases between 2019 and 2022
Download the FIRE agricultural value chains study – Nairobi Report