East Africa Exchange Aims to Provide Farmers’ With Better Market Access

A Kenyan farmer with a beehive in Tsavo, Kenya, Jan 7, 2010 (AP photo by Lucy King).
A Kenyan farmer with a beehive in Tsavo, Kenya, Jan 7, 2010 (AP photo by Lucy King).
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Leaders from Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda officially launched the East Africa Exchange early last month. In an email interview, Jendayi Frazer, managing partner of the East Africa Exchange and director of the Center for International Policy and Innovation at Carnegie Mellon University, discussed the East Africa Exchange’s role in improving farmers’ market access. WPR: How will the exchange serve as an interface between producers on the ground and emerging East African markets? Jendayi Frazer: The East African agricultural marketplace is characterized by information asymmetry, non-standardized products and high post-harvest losses. The East Africa Exchange (EAX) has developed a full set […]

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