NCPB Trading Division Agriculture Hub
A Hub is a centre of business activities which operates as a one stop shop where various products and services are offered to customers. The NCPB Trading division is operating an agricultural hub model which involves registration of stakeholders such as farmers, cooperative societies and Agrodealers who aggregate around warehouses.
- The Hub holds various agricultural products including but not limited to food items, farm inputs and agrochemicals. They also provide information to farmers and other publics.
- The Board operates hub centers in various parts of the country; In Nairobi Grain Silos, Nakuru, Eldoret, Kisumu, Mombasa and Meru. It will continue to identify other locations based on market dynamics.
Benefits of the Hub model to NCPB
Post harvest services charges
Profit from direct sales of products
Agency commissions (Fertilizers, seeds, Agrochemicals e.tc)
Leasing of compounds to agricultural machineries
Market information exchange.
Business Hub Partners
The implementation of the Hub model requires various partners ;Farmers, Millers, Cooperative societies, County Governments, Agro- dealers, Buyers , Sellers, Banks Etc.
Commodities of trade in a Hub Model. The Hub model will accommodate various items such as; Maize, Beans, Rice, Green grams, Fertilizer, Planting seeds, Agro- chemicals, Gunny bags, Tarpaulins, Farm machinery etc.
Services to be offered; Fumigation, Drying, Weighing, Extension services, Market information, Sensitization