Entrepreneurs / SMEs that have launched and are running their businesses successfully desiring to further grow their business have two options
- Access local and Export Market
- Trade with Government
The scale section of the toolkit provides government agencies that can support SMEs on both options mentioned above
The following table details institutions that can assist SMEs to scale through access to local and export market as well as trade with government
|Where to find them
|Kenya Export Promotion and Branding Agency
|KEPROBA is a State Corporation established under the State Corporations Act Cap 446 through Legal Notice No.110 of August 9th, 2019 .The Agency’s core mandate is to implement export promotion and nation branding initiatives and policies to promote Kenya’s export of goods and services
|Agriculture and Food Authority
|Agriculture and Food Authority (AFA) is a State Corporation in the ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Corporatives established by the Agriculture and Food Authority Act No 13 of 2013 to operationalize the Crops Act No 16 of 2013. The Act consolidates the laws on regulation and promotion of agriculture and makes provision for the respective roles of national and county governments according to the provisions of the Fourth Schedule of the Constitution of Kenya. The role of the Authority is to Regulate, Develop and Promote Scheduled Crops value chains for increased economic growth in Kenya.
|Export Processing Zone Authority
|The EPZA SME Development Programme-This program aims to nurture SME exporters with the majority local Kenyan shareholding desiring to set up under the EPZA program. It targets SMEs from the Horticulture/food processing, Textile/apparel, Leather, Commercial crafts, BPO, and ICT sectors.
|Ajiira Digital Program
|The Ajira Digital Program is a government initiative driven by the Ministry of ICT, Innovations and Youth Affairs to empower over one million young people to access digital job opportunities.
|Access to Government Procurement Opportunities (AGPO)
|The aim of the AGPO program is to facilitate the enterprises owned by women, youth and persons with disabilities to be able to participate in Government opportunities. This is will be made possible through the implementation of the legal requirement that 30% of Government procurement opportunities be set aside specifically for enterprises owned by these groups. As a result, the program is aimed at empowering them by giving them more opportunities to do business with Government.