Improve professional education and vocational training at the level of Polytechnics and Technical and Vocational Colleges (TVCs) in the horticulture value chains through strong collaboration with the private sector.
This project builds on two previous NICHE projects. During the project, the consortium will seek to establish a long term partnership between the Dutch and Kenyan partners as well between Private and Public actors.
Meru University of Science and Technology (MUST) will work closely with the Government of Kenya through the MoAFL&I, who will identity and recommend five TVT's who will benefit directly from this project.
Horticultural Crops Directorate (HCD) supports the project, which makes it impactful as they will be the linking pin with the horticultural sector and will play an important role in the identification of priorities of the horticultural centres and the needs of the private sector.
The consortium will work closely with the Fresh Produce Association of Kenya (FPEAK) to ensure that the projects supports the aspirations of the horticulture industry of Kenya.