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How we work

Joyce, a Kenyan fish farmer, harvesting kunde from her field. Joyce, a Kenyan fish farmer, harvesting kunde from her field.

Farm Africa is different. We are a specialist practitioner, focusing on five east African countries and concentrating only on farming.

Our 200 staff on the ground are highly qualified east African experts with deep understanding of the region.  

Sustainability

We promote ‘climate-smart’ approaches so farmers can manage their natural resources sustainably, become more resilient to climate change and build long-term food security.

Practical approach

Our mix of agricultural innovation and training in effective marketing skills equips farmers to succeed.

With our expertise to call on, they are able to grow more. Through business training and setting up farmers' groups, they can sell more, and by learning how to process and store their produce they reduce waste and sell for more.

Spreading knowledge

Farm Africa tests new technologies and trains farmers in them. Success breeds success and once trained farmers pass on their new know-how to others, ensuring our work has an impact well beyond our projects.  

By testing farming approaches in the region’s various soils and climates, the evidence we collect is more robust and the techniques we spread are proven to work.

We are developing new, self-sustaining business models, such as:

  • Sidai - a franchised animal health social enterprise
  • Enterprise fund - supporting small-scale producers using innovative technologies to improve production
  • Private sector relationships - connecting barley farmers and cassava farmers with business.

Farming without frontiers

Our approach is to spread tried-and-tested methods as widely as possible. We increasingly work on regional projects that are for more than one country.

Although eastern Africa is widely varied in its landscapes and peoples, there are many common farming problems everyone faces. Farm Africa shares knowledge across communities, without the constraint of country borders.

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