We first utilised market data to model the gap between domestic production and demand across beef, goat, and lamb, as well as analysing gross margins across different domestic (e.g. high end and mass consumption) and export markets. Our team then held over 20 consultations with players across the livestock value chain, including ranches, slaughterhouses, feed producers, exporters, and retailers to identify financing gaps.
Our final report identified potential areas which Gatsby could finance, either directly or by utilising blended finance tools to catalyse other sources of commercial and concessional capital. These included finance for processors to establish finishing and fattening facilities, as well as a range of export financing products for Kenyan goat and beef exporters. We also identified earlier stage opportunities (e.g. in commercial fodder) which require grants to test new models and approaches.