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Photo Gallery: Kenyan Agriculture – Bringing Farmers and Agribusinesses Together

IFDC president and CEO, Dr. J. Scott Angle, recently visited agribusinesses in Kenya and inaugurated a new potato storage facility constructed to support local farmer groups. The IFDC team toured Shalem Investments, an agri-food company partnering with the Netherlands-funded 2SCALE program, and New Holland Chips. 2SCALE offers a range of support services to private partners – companies and farmer groups – enabling them to produce, transform, and supply quality food products to local, national, and regional end-user markets, including base-of-the pyramid consumers.

Ruth Kinoti, founder and CEO of Shalem Investments, gave a tour of her new factory, which makes fortified sorghum flour from sorghum purchased from 2SCALE farmers. 2SCALE has helped her grow from trader to processor, selling her own brand of flour. New Holland Chips owner, Jean Pierre, also sources from local farmers. New Holland partners with potato growers in Laikipia County.

Many rural potato farmers lack proper storage. Dr. Angle and Irish Ambassador to Kenya, Dr. Vincent O’Neill, inaugurated a new potato storage facility, constructed through an Irish Aid project implemented by IFDC to strengthen the potato value chain. This storage building will help farmers in Nyeri, Kenya, reduce post-harvest losses.

View a photo slideshow of the trip below.

Potatoes for Profit

Agrico, a global leader in potato breeding, has developed a range of varieties for different uses, all suited to tropical conditions. 2SCALE clusters are growing eight new high-yielding Agrico varieties, multiplied in the country from seed potatoes imported from the Netherlands. This season, farmers planted more than 300,000 kilograms of Agrico seed potatoes and sold the harvest for higher prices.…

Dairy Innovations in Kenya

Eldoville Dairies is the leader in a multi-partner initiative that has become a model for inclusive dairy businesses, not only in Kenya but also in Ethiopia, Mozambique, and Uganda. The company buys fresh milk from 1,500 small-scale dairy farmers to produce cheese, yogurt, and flavored whey. It has invested in a new processing plant, which will become operational in mid-2016,…

Photo Gallery: Scott Angle Visits IFDC Projects in Kenya and Ghana

IFDC President and CEO Dr. Scott Angle recently traveled to the organization’s projects and offices in Accra and Tamale, Ghana, and Nairobi, Kenya. Angle visited farmer learning centers implemented by the Feed the Future Ghana Agriculture Technology Transfer Project. The project introduces new yield-enhancing technologies to farmer communities. He also discussed food security with donors and partners and attended a Science Day hosted by the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE) in Nairobi.

Click on the first photo below to view a slideshow of Angle’s trip:

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