28 May 2020
The pandemic has disrupted agri-food value chains in Africa. To ensure an efficient food supply chain, Rabobank, Rabo Foundation, Farm to Market Alliance (FtMA), SNV and Agri-wallet teamed up to support Kenyan farmers. This support takes the pressure off those who are affected most by the COVID-19.
Keeping the food chain afloat
Farmers produce less due to lack of access to inputs, shortage of credit and disruptions in logistics. Usually, food supply chains run smoothly because short-term loans allow farmers, agro-dealers and small aggregators to pay for inputs and produce before on-selling it. In the current situation operations have slowed down as unfortunately credit is running out and loans cannot be extended. We aim to maintain food productivity by offering not only financial support but also new digital ways of working.