We work with small-holder farmers and their groups to promote agriculture production, while generating income and mitigating against climate change induced by unsustainable farming practices. We support farmers engage better farming technology and methods, for maximum production of both dryland and highland food-crops; and provide a market for the produce at competitive market rates, locally, nationally and internationally. We have a top-of-the-range milling and packaging plant at Chuka, that adds value to farmers produce before it is marketed in the region, in Kenya and internationally.
How we work
We work with a network of farmer groups, by engaging their farmers to grow cassava, soya, ground nuts, sunflower, sweet-potatoes, arrow-roots, bananas, green grams, maize, sorghum, millet and fruits; that have high nutrition and can improve health status of the community, including malnourished children. The groups then pool together their produce for supply to the value addition plant at Kagoka Foods. A fraction of cash is deposited into the groups Food bank accounts.
After processing and packaging we engage a network of 500 young people who act as sales marshalls for these nutritionally certified products; making them available to the remtest parts of the villages in Kenya. The products are packaged in sacks to enable the consumers buy them at quantities that suit their prockets. After sales, the farmer groups Food bank accounts are credited with additional funds, equivalent to their supplies.
We promote the growing of indigenous food crops, and support the farmers engage in sustainable farming practices that are not detrimental to the environment. Indigenous food crops have more nutritional value and consequently we are promoting good nutrition, and conservation farming. This helps mitigate the effects of climate change in our communities.