Agrodealerships in Western Kenya: how promising for agricultural development and women farmers?

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Bell Okello, Silvia Paruzzolo, Rekha Mehra, Adithi Shetty and Ellen Weiss

Agriculture is a critical driver of economic growth in Kenya. Agrodealers link input suppliers to farmers and farmers to output markets. Unfortunately, access to and appropriate use of agricultural inputs is often cited as one of the biggest challenges facing most small-scale farmers, especially women. This paper highlights findings from an assessment of the agrodealership model in Western Kenya and the model’s potential to deliver inputs and services to women farmers.