Horticulture

moderated by Sharon Anyango

There is an increasing demand for health and nutritious horticultural products in Kenya, due to a growing middle class population. Local and international markets are also emerging for horticultural produce. This provides an opportunity for all the agriculture value chain actors to better organise themselves in order to reap the benefits of the sector. 

In 2018 building on the work of members in the past, AgriProFocus Kenya will facilitate linking, learning and leadership activities. We shall facilitate joint learning platforms aimed at enhancing food security and the coffee industry. Follow this page for regular updates on our horticulture sector activities. 



Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 31 October 2018 at 07:38

FOOD SAFETY DIALOGUE

AgriProFocus in partnership with the Kenya Horticultural Council and Nairobi County Government held a food safety stakeholder meeting on behalf of the Netherlands Development Organization (SNV). The meeting was held on 16th October 2018 at Jacaranda Hotel, Nairobi and in attendance were: researchers, private sector actors, development partners as well as public sector actors from county and national government.

SNV and its consortium of partners are currently implementing a project on Market-led Horticulture Programme which has three focus areas namely: – Food safety in fruits and vegetables, Food loss reduction and inclusion of small holder farmers in agricultural value chains.

A lot of studies and reports have been done on food security unfortunately, the implementation of study findings have been poor; the meeting therefore aimed at moving from studies to practice with the aim of piloting a traceability system within Nairobi City Park Market through the findings o

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JACOB OGONDA Hello Sharon, I want some technical assistance from you, +254718227127

2 months 1 week ago

Sharon Anyango Hi Jacob, will contact you shortly through email

2 months 1 week ago

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Posted 18 September 2018 at 07:20

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Posted 4 July 2018 at 01:51

Looking for Rabobank Foundation and ICCO cooperation phone contacts in Kenya........

Janine Schoeman Hi Eugene, please send an email to kenya@agriprofocus.com stating what you would like to discuss with Rabobank and ICCO so my colleagues in the Kenya office have the correct information and after that try to link you to the right people. 

6 months 1 week ago

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PARTNERS' DAY - HORTIMPACT & SWA PROGRAMMES

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  12 July 2018, All Day Event
  Nairobi

The Kenya Market led Horticulture Programme and Smart Water for Agriculture have been implementing several business cases led by a number of companies in order to stimulate horticulture sector development as well as promote innovative smart water technologies. In the various business cases, evidence shows that there are some components that are innovative in the Kenyan context, and there are plans to scale some of the successful business cases. In order to do this, stakeholders in the programmes and sector need to be informed on these business cases, the technologies and innovations, their economic and social impact at business and sector levels. On behalf of the two programmes, AgriProFocus is organisinga partner day on the 12th of July 2018.


The objectives of the Partner Day include:

· Sharing and exchange of experiences and results of business cases; the business models used and the potential for scale to relevant sector stakeholders;

· Promotion of partnerships and links

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Posted By in Horticulture
Posted 17 April 2018 at 12:50

Greetings everyone. I am very happy to join this network. I am a budding urban farmer from Nairobi. I have ventured into organic strawberry farming for the local market. I look forward to learning more about farming and about agribusiness as I come from a different discipline.

warm regards Pauline

Anne Marie Kortleve Welcome Pauline! 

9 months 5 days ago

Dorina Prech Hi Pauline, a very warm welcome to the network! I hope you find all the information you need to be able to grow your strawberry business. Please be on the lookout for events that will be taking place in Kenya under the 'Events' page. 

9 months 3 days ago

LUIFARM LIMITED kindly reach us via info.luifarms@gmail.com.... am for strawberry growers.

4 months 1 day ago

Posted By in Horticulture
Posted 5 March 2018 at 03:08

Opportunity to join InspiraFarms team!


Inspirafarms, a leading innovator in agrifood and renewable energy technology is looking for a dynamic and seasoned individual that will lead in the development of new business opportunities in Eastern and Southern Africa.

Our customers are innovative, growing food companies in Africa and Latin America.

We are looking for a competent person to fill the following position of

Position: Business Developer

Value chain: Agribusiness and Renewable Energy Technology

Locations: Johannesburg, South Africa and Nairobi, Kenya

Deadline: 5th March 2018

Consultancy Duration: 2-year basis with the possibility of extension

Job details here

InspiraFarms: Competitive. Sustainable. Agribusiness.


Posted By in Horticulture
Posted 6 December 2017 at 08:22

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12 months 4 days ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 17 February 2017 at 04:57

DryDEV REPORT: Highlights of 6 Farmer Exposure Days 

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AgriProFocus Kenya in 2016 organized 6 farmer exposure events in the lower Eastern counties – Machakos, Makueni and Kitui. The structure of the farmer exposure events provided a platform for farmers to learn and also share experiences with other stakeholders. The value chains of focus as per the DryDEV program included; pulses, indigenous poultry, goat, honey and mangoes. However other complimentary aspects for instance water management were also addressed in some of the field days. A lead farmer in each area was identified to host the farmer exposure visit. This provided an opportunity for peer learning.


The objectives of the exposure events are:

1. To provide a platform for farmers to link and learn about market requirement on quality, quantity and logistics

2. To expose and link farmers to value chain financing opportunities

3. Provide opportunity for farmers to learn about products, services and technologie

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Posted 17 February 2017 at 04:35

Posted by Dorina Prech in AgriProFocus Kenya 17 February 2017 at 04:35

UPDATED POST: Successful 12 Farmer Field Days!

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Dear Friends,

As you have probably seen from the updates from our field consultants, this past few months have been a beehive of activity for the HortImpact project. We supported the HortIMPACT team to organise and facilitate 12 very successful field days in 9 Counties: Kiambu, Nakuru, Laikipia, Nyeri, Nyandarua, Narok, Nyandarua, Uasin Gishu and Meru.  A number of input suppliers were present, including: Koppert Biologicals, Syngenta, Real IPM among others; seed companies like Kenya Highland Seed, financial institutions and insurance companies like Equity Bank, Family Bank, UAP Insurance, SACCOs among others.  

In this report, you will find an analysis of what made the field days successful. One of the key components is farmers and exhibitors mobilisation - what strategies were used, what made the strategies effective and what lessons can be learned. It also highlights what techniques and technologies were adopted by the farmers and the reasons for their decisi

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