The Growth of Small-Scale Irrigation in Kenya: The Role of Private Firms in Technology Diffusion. UNEP DTU Partnership. Hornum, S. T., & Bolwig, S. (2020)
Kenya has seen a growing market for small-scale irrigation technologies in recent years. Since 2000, an increasing number of irrigation technology suppliers have entered Kenya’s irrigation sector, driven by demands from government- and donor-supported irrigation projects and from a growing middle class wanting to invest in irrigation.
This report unfolds the strategies and capabilities of irrigation technology suppliers and their role in developing the small-scale irrigation market in Kenya. The report includes analysis of recent developments, growth opportunities and promising business models for the diffusion of irrigation technologies to smallholders.