Five Kenyan counties are set to benefit from a Sh1.5 billion project (€9.6 mln) designed to increase healthy vegetable production and consumption. Expected to benefit 1.1 million citizens, the five-year project to be funded by the national and county governments, and development partners will be implemented on a pilot basis in Nairobi, Kiambu, Nakuru, Machakos and Mombasa.
Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Mithika Linturi said during the launch of Vegetable for All project (V4ALL) in Nairobi the project targets to improve dietary diversity for urban and peri-urban populations in the said counties. The project is being implemented by the Geneva-based non-profit foundation - Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN).
The project will cover establishment of market structures fitted with cold systems to guarantee longevity of the fresh produce. The targeted markets where facilities with cold systems will be fitted in Nairobi, include Wakulima, Wangige, Kawangware and Kongowea.