Category: <span>News</span>

MARKUP Kenya’s Podcast Celebrates Milestones
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MARKUP Kenya’s Podcast Celebrates Milestones

The Mazao Talks Podcast, a podcast series by the EU-Funded Market Access Upgrade Programme, implemented by UNIDO has amassed a reach of over 12.7 million people, ranking as the 2nd Top Corporate Podcast in Kenya. Although MARKUP Kenya is implemented in 12 counties, the podcast series has gained listenership and visibility in Africa and beyond....

Training Farmers on Group Dynamics, Good Governance
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Training Farmers on Group Dynamics, Good Governance

Small holder farmers account for majority of Kenya’s farming population at approximately 80 percent. Their little farms, coupled with equally less production often becomes a major hindrance to market access. However, these farmers can be able to secure and sustain markets if they work together. They need to work in groups so that they can...

Capacity Building for More, Quality Higher Laboratory Services
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Capacity Building for More, Quality Higher Laboratory Services

Capacity building for stakeholders along the agriculture sector is key towards enhancing food safety and market access. In this light, the EU-funded MARKUP Kenya program has been keen on training various stakeholders on different, relevant aspects. Among the trainings which have happened in the month of November 2021 include: Training on implementation of ISO/IEC 17025:2017...

International Day for Rural Women: Celebrating Women in Macadamia Value Chain
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International Day for Rural Women: Celebrating Women in Macadamia Value Chain

With support from the European Union (EU) Market Access Upgrade Program (MARKUP) Kenya joins the rest of the work in marking the International Day for Rural Women. This day is commemorated every 15th of October to create awareness of these women’s struggles, their needs, and their critical and key role in our society. As the...

Training Agriculture Extension Officers on Global GAP
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Training Agriculture Extension Officers on Global GAP

Over 60 Agriculture Extension Officers have been trained on Global Good Agricultural Practices (GAP), thanks to support by the European Union (EU) through MARKUP Kenya. This is the first group of Trainers of Trainees (TOT) who have been taken through the first module. “Those who will qualify will go through the second module starting next...

Empowering Journalists on Food Safety Matters
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Empowering Journalists on Food Safety Matters

The role of the media in informing, inspiring influencing change, educating and shaping the national and international agenda, can never be ignored. Better still, media practitioners are great partners in development matters and very important in reaching out to the public. However, sometime there are knowledge gaps, which hinder journalists from reporting the right things...

Inform Farmers, Strengthen Extension Services – KAP Survey
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Inform Farmers, Strengthen Extension Services – KAP Survey

Farmers need to be informed on correct use of pesticides and hygiene practices. Additionally, there is need for strengthening extension services, while agro dealers need to be empowered with the right information. A recent Baseline survey has revealed that weak extension services, coupled with lack of information on proper use of pesticides and hygiene practices...

MARKUP in the Counties!
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MARKUP in the Counties!

A technical team from MARKUP Kenya has started its mission to the counties in a bid to officially introduce the program, discuss possible partnership and collaboration opportunities. The team, comprises experts from UNIDO, led by the project’s National Coordinator Maina Karuiru and Knowledge Management Expert Christine Misiko. Also in the team are representatives from the...