Farmers Market Kenya (FMK) is a new FREE online marketplace where buyers and sellers meet to trade farm related products and services. It’s accessible through the internet and allows users to post free ads of their farm produce and services.
In Kenya, agriculture is the mainstay of the country’s economy.
The Agricultural Sector accounts directly for 24% of the country’s GDP and another 27% indirectly as a result of business with the service, manufacturing and distribution sectors.
Agriculture is responsible for 65% of Kenya’s total export revenue, and in rural areas it provides work for over 80% of the population.
These figures make agriculture the single-most important sector for Kenya’s general economic and rural development.
One of the most persistent problems for smallholder farmers in Kenya’s agricultural sector is accessing information and markets, which prevents them from pushing through commercialization.
Our aim as Farmers Market Kenya is to unlocked the door to better markets and information access for these smallholder farmers.