Processing of Crops

Issue

Most of the smallholder farmers are dependent on the rain (no irrigation), which means they all harvest at the same time and the market sees enormous gluts ‘in season’. This seasonality results in very low prices or harvests that do not have a buyer. Moreover, buyers are looking for the best quality grades of a farmer, the second and third grade often remain unsold.

Solution

Processing of crops can add value to the product and prolong the shelf life of fruits and vegetables. This intervention will be a third-party processing company; providing processing services using the lower grades of fruits and vegetables.

2025 ambition

Be the dominant third-party processing company in Kenya. 20% reduction of food loss at farm gate, and 10% increase in income for farmer.