The AfCAP project on the Evaluation of cost-beneficial improvements of First Mile access is concerned with research into measures for improvement of ‘First Mile’ access and the transport services associated with transferring harvest produce on the initial stages of movement from the farm to established road access. The project has now conducted fieldwork in Kenya and Tanzania to explore transport service and engineering solutions for the provision of improved access to markets for small scale farmers. This data collection was undertaken from November 2017 to May 2018 at the two selected sites in Kenya and in Tanzania. This data has been analysed in this report and some tentative conclusions have been drawn. The data analysis will be discussed at forthcoming stakeholder workshops in September 2018, held in each country.
This work is part of the Applied Research on Rural Roads and Transport Services through Community Access Programmes in Africa and Asia (AFCAP2 and AsCAP)
Hine, J. et al, TRL & IFRTD (2018). Evaluation of the Cost-Beneficial Improvement of First Mile Access on Small-Scale Farming and Agricultural Marketing, Phase 3 Report. London: ReCAP for DFID
Published 30 September 2018