Overall and Specific Objectives:

  1. To improve research and practical skills of Faculty and students at Egerton University and Baraka Agricultural College through collaborative action research within the seed potato value chain.

1.1. To enhance research capacity in the seed potato value chain at faculty, PhD and     MSc levels at Egerton University through collaborative action research.

1.2. To enhance research and agri-business skills of graduate and undergraduate students at Egerton University and Baraka Agricultural College through joint-experiential learning by engaging smallholder potato farmers and other relevant value chain actors.

  1. To enhance production skills and access to quality seed potato for improved incomes of small holder farmer in Nakuru County.

2.1. To build capacity in seed potato multiplication, access and use by smallholder farmers in Nakuru county, Egerton and Baraka Agricultural College.

2.2. To enhance the production and availability of quality seed potato through good agricultural practices and postharvest management.

2.3. To increase income of small holder seed potato farmers in Nakuru county through enterprise skills development, market linkages and contract farming.

  1. To improve the governance and performance of the seed potato value chain in Nakuru County through a multi-stakeholder platform approach.

3.1. To develop a multi-stakeholder owned Nakuru Seed Potato Strategy (NSPS).

3.2. To promote a multi stakeholder approach to lobby and advocate for evidence based inclusive policies in the seed potato value chain in Nakuru County.

3.3. To strengthen existing seed potato value chain platforms to improve performance of the seed potato value chain in Nakuru County and national level.