"Africa Harvest Foundation International (Africa Harvest) is a non-profit organisation established in January 2002 to promote the use of advanced science and technology to improve agricultural productivity among Africa's farmers, and free Africans from poverty, hunger and malnutrition. Africa Harvest is headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya and has regional offices in Johannesburg, South Africa and Washington, DC. Africa Harvest has supported banana production and marketing using the value chain model, mobilized and organized more than 15,000 farmers into functional groups, and assisted in the planting of more than 400,000 tissue culture banana plants. The area under banana production declined sharply (by 41%) in the 1990s due to high incidence of pests and diseases (banana weevil, nematodes, sigatoka, fusarium wilt and cigar end rot), non-availability of disease-free planting material, poor agronomic and plant husbandry practices, and poor post-harvest practices. Eastern and Central Kenya have emerged as important areas for tissue culture banana production because of the favorable soil and climatic conditions. Africa Harvest has successfully disseminated the tissue culture banana technology to these regions. However, in Nyeri Region, where many households are food insecure, there remains an unexploited potential for banana production. Although the tissue culture banana technology carries with it the promise of doubling banana yields, substantial investment and appropriate crop husbandry is required to achieve these production gains, not simply the planting of improved material. The optimized whole value chain model will be used in implementation of this project. This partnership will provide training and access to improved planting material to farmers in the Nyeri District. Africa Harvest is working in Nyeri District, Central region. Vision: To be the preferred bank to our chosen market. Mission: To serve our customers with efficiency and courtesy, contribute to the development of all our stakeholders, optimize the growth of Group Bank of Africa through synergies and common development plans and promote the growth and stability of the economies that we operate in. Africa Harvest has supported banana production and marketing using the value chain model, mobilized and organized farmers into functional groups
Head Office; Reinsurance Plaza,Taifa Road
P.O Box 69562-00400 Nairobi,Kenya
020 327 5000
Incorporated in Kenya in 2009, Analysis Strategies and Associates Ltd (AS&A) provides consulting services throughout Eastern Africa in the areas of research, data management and analysis, and business development trainings. Vision: To be the preferred Bank in the provision of comprehensive financial solutions in the region Mission statement: Fairness, integrity, innovation, value and excellence. Products: market research analysis
Animal Draft Power Program (ADPP) is a local NGO that was founded in 1986 to improve food security in South Nyanza through the use of animal traction. During its 20 year history, ADPP has diversified its activities while maintaining a focus on improving farmer access to improved agricultural technology. With considerable experience in mobilizing producer groups and delivering services that are needed and appreciated by the farming community, it has built an extensive network throughout the districts where it is active. Through its farm input supply centers in Homa Bay, Suba and Rachuono districts, AGA provides input and extension services and maintains close relations with growers. family income, and food security in Nyanza. Vision: Commitment to the Development of financial systems that support social progress by rendering services to all people with the same ambition for excellence and quality. Mission: ABT is a socially responsible bank for the lower and middle income strata of the Tanzanian society. It is the one-stop bank of choice for micro and small enterprises. ADPP through AGA is active in the promotion of commercial agriculture in the region and has undertaken capacity building in agribusiness/enterprise development through funding provided by a Belgian NGO, Blue Eagle Foundation, and Heifer International.
AccessBank Tanzania Ltd
P.O. Box 95068, Dar-es-Salaam
+255-22-2774355, Fax: +255-22-2774340
Blue Rhino Consult Ltd (BRC) is a unique development based technical service provider established in 1995. BRC's primary objective is to enhance enterprise growth to increase incomes and employment opportunities for smallholder farmers, businesses and collaborating institutions. Vision and Mission: To provide appropriate financial services to micro, small & medium enterprises in the most efficient and sustainable manner, always embracing environmental and social interest of all our stakeholders. Core Values: Team work, Integrity, Commitment, Respect and Social responsibility. Blue Rhino Consult Ltd (BRC enhance enterprise growth to increase incomes and employment opportunities for smallholder farmers, their range of services include: institutional capacity building of farmer groups; value chain analysis and development; and design and delivery of customer based training for horticultural based and farmer based groups, community based organizations, and individual farmers. BRC also provides linkages for smallholder farmers to formal and informal markets and financial sources.
ABC Place, P. O. Box 25311 Nairobi
Duka la Zawadi
Earthoil Extracts Limited is an essential oil extraction company incorporated in Kenya in 2006. The organization delivers high quality ingredients to a wide range of industries in the natural cosmetic industry in the UK, United States and elsewhere. Through the partnership with USAID-KHCP, Earthoil Extracts Limited contracts smallholder farmers to grow tea trees and other crops from which essential oils are extracted. Earthoil provides training and support for sustainable production and environmentally friendly practices, and farmers receive a stable and high-return income by selling the raw materials. USAID-KHCP and Earthoil will provide a jumpstart grant.USAID-KHCP will also facilitate access to finance for additional agro-forestry expansion, in collaboration with Earthoil, local institutions and the USAID-Financial Inclusion for Rural Microenterprises project. Earthoil has also installed a distillation plant in Nanyuki to reduce the cost of transport, improve efficiency and quality, and enhance value addition.
PO Box 43553,. Nairobi. Kenya.
contact Sadqa Haq,
Farm Concern International (FCI) is an Africa-wide market development agency. FCI focuses on developing pro-poor marketing models and strategic alliances to enhance economic growth among poor, smallholder communities. FCI is headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya and has implemented market development initiatives across Sub-Saharan Africa. Most notably, FCI has detailed experience in the core crops and geographical areas targeted by KHCP, as well as comprehensive knowledge of the key stakeholders in the value chains. FCI activities empower smallholder farmers to become competitive and attractive to investment from the private sector in various product value chains. Specifically, FCI identifies market opportunities while simultaneously building the capacity of farmer groups to fulfill these domestic and export opportunities. Domestic horiculture markets,cassava village processing,soya and climbing bean commercialization
Country office Kari campus, Waiyaki way
Tel +254 20 2626017, 2626018 Cell:+254 725 495 819
Juhudi Kilimo began in 2004 as an initiative within K-Rep Development Agency, an NGO that performs research and product development for the microfinance sector. In 2009, Juhudi became an independent for-profit company and is projected to grow to reach 100,000 clients by 2015.Juhudi Kilimo is changing the way farmers do business. We finance targeted agricultural assets for smallholder farmers and rural enterprises across Kenya. Operating exclusively in very rural areas, we give smallholder farmers access to the tools they need to scale up and succeed. FARM TRANSPORTATION: Motorcycles, Bicycles and other farming vehicles AGRICULTURAL EQUIPMENT: Irrigation, Water tank, Greenhouses, Solar devices, Bio-gas plants and posho mills. LIVESTOCK AND FISH: Poultry, Pigs, Rabbits DAIRY FARMING: Dairy cows and goats We also offer unit construction, Milk pans, Chaff cutters and Cooling units.
2nd Floor, Priory Place, Argwings Kodhek Road,
P.O. Box 25441 - 00100 Nairobi, Kenya
+254 020 2642288 +254 715 446614 +254 734 331999
The Kenya Horticulture Development Project (KHDP), funded by USAID and managed by Fintrac Inc., started in October 2003 to generate farm opportunities and employment and increase incomes for thousands of farmers. USAID-KHDP provides direct assistance to the fresh and processed food sector in Kenya and provides marketing, postharvest handling, processing and agronomic support for smallholders and allied agribusinesses.
Kenya Horticultural Development Program (KHDP) MPPS Building Mombasa Road
P.O. Box 3074-00506 Nyayo Stadium, Nairobi
Phone: +254 20 2121838/ +254 02 2121839 Fax: +254 20 2121837
Mace Foods is a private limited company as incorporated in Kenya in January 2002. The funding shareholders want to balance commercial (profitability) objectives with a development contribution to the country. Mace Foods is Fair Trade certified (WFTO) and since inception follows a clear Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policy, in particular gender issues. The headquarters with factory and offices is based in Eldoret, Rift Valley, Kenya at the equator. Mace Foods Europe Ltd. based in Wuppertal, North Rhine Westphalia, Germany is the sales and marketing unit to ensure a closer relationship to the European customers. "Main products: chillies (African Bird’s Eye and Long Cayenne) and other spices (e.g. dill, rosemary), herbs (chamomile), as well as traditional African vegetables Long Cayenne chili Chilies are fruits belonging to family capsicum frutescens L. Dried Leafy Vegetables-MANAGU Black Night Shade. (Solanum Nigrum) Dried Leafy Vegetables-SUKUMA WIKI Kales. (Brassica olerecea var- acephala). Local Names: Sukumawiki. Dried Leafy Vegetables-DODO Product name: Dried Leafy Vegetable -Common Amaranth. (amaranthus retroflexus). Dried Leafy Vegetables-KUNDE Product name: Cowpea leaves (vigna unguilata) Dried Leafy Vegetables-SAGA Common name: Dried Leafy Vegetable-Spider weed. (Gynandropsis gynandra). Dried Chamomile Flowers Standard Chamomile African Birds Eye Chilli African Birds Eye Chilli belongs to the capsicum annum L. family.
Real Impact is a non-profit subsidiary of the Real IPM Company, a Kenyan owned company established in 2004 and headquartered in Thika. It services the horticulture industry through production of beneficial organisms used in integrated management of pests and diseases. The company has a team of technical experts who offer training and technical advice to both large- and small- scale horticultural farmers. During USAID-KHDP, Real IPM successfully implemented a partnership to produce integrated pest management manuals for passion fruit and cashew and to develop a model positive kitchen garden and vermi-composting units. The company is highly respected in the horticulture industry locally and internationally and has invested more than $3 million in infrastructure and a modern laboratory. In partnership with KHCP, Real Impact will produce high quality publications which will promote USAID-KHCP's contribution to safe use of chemicals in the industry; publicize the linkages between horticulture, health, and food security; and generate national interest in vermi-composting for low-cost, environmentally-friendly soil fertilization.
Real Impact PO Box 3939 Madaraka
Thika 01002 Kenya
+254 (0)20 2113225
Syngenta International AG is the world's leading Agribusiness. With more than 25,000 employees operating in over 90 countries, Syngenta is dedicated to one purpose: Bringing plant potential to life. Through world-class science, global reach and commitment to our customers, Syngenta helps to increase crop productivity, protect the environment and improve health and quality of life. Syngenta operates in East Africa through its wholly owned subsidiary, Syngenta East Africa (SEA). SEA business is managed out of hub offices in Nairobi and supported by representative offices in Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Ethiopia. Syngenta offers a range of vegetable seeds that are bred according to latest market needs. We draw on a wealth of expertise and genetic material to develop the right seeds. You can count on us for reliability, disease resistance and high yields.
Syngenta East Africa Ltd Matumbato Rd, Off Kiambere Road
P.O. Box 30393-00100 Nairobi
Fax Line: +254(20)3007885, +254(20) 3228000 – Pilot line +254(20)2714827 +254(20)2714847 +254(20)2714836 Airtel, +254733622778 Safaricom +254722205117, +254703018000 /+254703019000
The African Rural and Agricultural Credit Association is the Association of Central Banks, Commercial Banks, and Agricultural Banks, Micro-finance Institutions and National Programmes dealing with agricultural and rural finance in Africa. The Vision of the Association is a rural Africa where people have access to sustainable financial services for economic development.
Agricultural Finance Corporation P O Box 30367
Tel: 254 20 317205-7 Fax: 254 20 219390
Vegpro (K) Ltd is a major exporter of vegetables, fruits and flowers to the UK and Europe. The company was started in 1979 by the late Mr. K.C Patel and has grown steadily over the last 30 years to become a large exporter of premium and prepared vegetables conforming to global standards. Although 90% of the company's produce comes from its own farms. Vision: To be the preferred deposit taking micro finance institution in providing solutions to our customers. Mission: To mobilize and prudently apply resources as a deposit taking micro finance institution for the benefit of our customers and other stakeholders. Vegpro has undertaken partnerships with small-scale farmers through the Liki-outgrowers Self Help Group, with the aim of facilitating the marketing of sugar snaps and snow peas (Mangetout peas).The partnership between Vegpro (Kenya) Ltd and Liki out-growers goes back to 2001. The small-scale farmers are located around Mt. Kenya region with individual groups distributed in areas around Naromoru. The partnership with USAID-KHCP will help in providing specialized certification to growers on GLOBALGAP, unique in Kenya, and technology transfer using greenhouse tunnels.
Vision for Economic Empowerment in Africa (VEEMA), established in 2008 by a group of ten families, has a strong base of expertise in the spheres of agricultural, business and micro-finance activities. VEEMA operations in the Coast have been conducted in partnership with a microfinance institution called Milango Financial Services Ltd and have provided technical training to more than 2,500 farmers and micro-entrepreneurs during the last 12 months. Within its Nairobi projects, it has been providing micro-enterprise interventions in the slums of Kibera and Mukuru, with 350 active borrowers operating under the Village Savings and Credit Association model. In the Eastern Region, VEEMA is combining microfinance and technical assistance packages for 250 farmers growing pulses. VEEMA's outreach to include more farmers, expand the production base, diversify markets and products, increased volumes, raise incomes from horticultural production, and enhance food security. Existing and new farmer groups will benefit through training and technical assistance via demonstration and dissemination of information on modern farming technologies such as drip irrigation, collection centers, shade nets, new varieties, grading shades, integrated pest management and well-coordinated marketing and market information. VEEMA will work closely with capacity building consultant to strengthen existing and new farmer groups in areas of group organization and management, leadership, marketing, financial management and record keeping. New products with high market demand will be introduced to diversify products and minimize risks. Root crops will be integrated through cooperation with other USAID-KHCP partners to ensure the farmers are food secure and also generate additional income during the next two years.
From humble beginnings in 1987, Woni is a family-based business that has been recognized today as one of the most admired exporters of fruits and vegetables from Africa that meet international quality standards. Our reach is truly global as we supply the best quality products across Africa, Western Europe and the Middle East. Thanks to Woni’s well established name, the organization is poised to expand its horizons by exporting products to other regions and continents that seek only the best in horticultural products. Vision: To create a harmonious supply chain that satisfies our clients with Safe and High Quality Produce at one end and provides sustainable incomes and a high standard of living for our team and select small scale contract farmers. Core Values: A passion for excellence in customer care, integrity and ethical approach to micro banking, recognition and empowerment of employees to realize their potential, professionalism and innovation, accommodate diversity of cultures and provide equal opportunities to employees. Products: Packaging, Quality Assurance: We strive to maintain high quality standards through the following tenets: Quality screening at source (farm levels), grading sheds and pack house Feedback to the farmer demonstrating visual interpretations of the defects Sourcing only from credible sources – our farms and contracted farmers Cold chain management WONI will diversify marketing outlets for smallholder farmer groups, through value addition, certification and compliance to Global/Kenya GAP . Small holder farmers will benefit from trials, demonstrations and commercialization of chilies, tomatoes, passion fruit, mangoes, paw paws, butternuts, pulses and Asian vegetables.
Woni Veg, Fru Exporters & Importers Ltd 6th Floor, Kenya Commercial Bank Buildin
Enterprise Road Industrial Area P.O. Box 52115 – 00200 Nairobi, Kenya
Telephone/Fax: +254 202145705