The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands supports agriculture in Kenya. The Embassy has programmes both for the purposes of agricultural trade with the Netherlands, as well as in development cooperation with local farmers to ensure food security in Kenya.
Melle Leenstra - First Secretary Economic Development and Food
David Ongolo – Senior Policy Officer
Marnix Sanderse – Assistant Agriculture
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The Dutch programmatic focus has been chosen in response to the food security challenges Kenya faces, keeping in mind the added value for Dutch involvement. The Embassy programme in the food security sector aims to improve Kenya's food security, rural income and employment of farmers.
The Embassy will:
- Enhance higher production and incomes for agribusinesses in four agro-food value chains.
- Expand financial inclusion of emerging market-oriented farmers and rural entrepreneurs.
- Strengthen the food security situation in the drought affected areas in Northern Kenya.
- AECF (Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund)
- Africa Agribusiness Academy in cooperation with the University of Wageningen
- CBI (Centre for the Promotion of Imports from developing countries is an Agency of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
- FMO (Dutch development bank)
- FPEAK (Fresh produce Exporters Association of Kenya)
- GAIN (Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition)
- ORIO (The Facility for Infrastructure Development)
- Partners for Resilience (Watch here an introduction film on Partners for Resilience)
- PUM (Netherlands Senior Experts)
- Rabobank Foundation
- SNV (Netherlands Development Organisation)
- Trademark East Africa