Fresh Perspectives Issue 28. Impact of private agrifood standards on smallholder incomes in Kenya.
The Kenya Horticultural Development Program (KHDP) is a five year USAID-funded programme established in October 2003. The aim of the programme is to sustain and increase smallholder sales and incomes through production and employment in the fresh and processed food sector in Kenya. We provide marketing, post harvest handling, processing, and agronomic support for smallholders and allied agribusinesses. One strategic area of support given to smallholders is training and certification in GlobalGAP (formally EurepGAP) - a private voluntary food standard required for export to European retail markets. This paper seeks to summarise the methodology and the key findings from the USAID/KHDP programme, focusing on the impact of food standards on smallholder incomes.
International Institute for Environment and Development, London, UK, 2 pp.