This morning KNCCI and KVDA signed a Memorandum of Understanding at the Chamber Headquarters at Telkom Plaza, by the Chamber President, Dr. Erick Rutto and KVDA Managing Director, Mr. Sammy Naporos alongside Agnes Mwaura, KVDA Head of Nairobi Region

The MoU is meant to facilitate partnership framework between KVDA and KNCCI to undertake joint activities.

Key areas of collaboration

  1. Create market access for products from Kerio Valley
  2. Capacity building of entrepreneurs
  3. Address regulatory barriers and advocate for supportive policies
  4. Resource mobilization
  5. Promotion of sustainable production methods and environmental conservation

This focuses on the six counties comprising West Pokot, Turkana, Baringo, Elgeyo Marakwet, Samburu, and Nakuru, with a population of 3.5 million. KVDA plans to elevate honey sales from 3 tonnes to 5 tonnes monthly with KNCCI’s backing, targets 10 tonnes for local and international markets. The partnership will offer farmer training covering honey production, mango farming, and tree seedling cultivation, enhancing agricultural skills. KNCCI’s support will improve market access for KVDA’s 80,000,000 tonnes of mangoes annually and promote the distribution and planting of 10,000 tree seedlings yearly, fostering environmental conservation and sustainable development. Ultimately, KVDA and KNCCI aspire to cultivate a symbiotic alliance driving economic growth, empowering local communities, and advancing environmental preservation in the Kerio Valley.