Peter has a 3 acre tea farm at at Sireet-OEP in Nandi Hills, Kenya. As part of the Centre of Excellence Peter has been supported to diversify his income by introducing new crops and establishing them as additional enterprises on his farm. Training: Initially, Peter was supported to access training and information services to establish […]Read more
OUR WORK HAS IMPACTED
FARMERS AND THEIR FAMILIES SINCE 2009.
OF FARMERS DIVERSIFIED INTO A NEW ON-FARM ENTERPRISE
INCREASE IN INCOME FOR FARMERS RUNNING ADDITIONAL ENTERPRISES.
OF FARMERS WITH A NEW ENTERPRISE REPORT IT IMPROVED INCOMES
EACH FARMER IS EARNING
($5 PER DAY HOUSEHOLD INCOME BASED ON AVERAGE SIZE OF 4)
OF WOMEN IN NETWORK
AVERAGE AGE OF FARMERS.
OF YOUTH (UNDER 40) IN THE NETWORK.
OF PROGRAMME CO-INVESTED BY INDEPENDENT FARMING COOPERATIVES.
OF TOTAL COSTS ON OVERHEADS.
INVESTED IN EACH FARMER IN NETWORK
FARMER JOURNEY THROUGH A CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE
Mrs Silvia is a promoter farmer from our Centre of Excellence in Chirinos, Peru. Her farm demonstrates the whole coffee process and how best practices and innovations such as solar drying can be used in order to improve coffee yield, quality and incomes. As one of around 200 women at the cooperative (about 25% of […]Read more
Sireet in Nandi Hills, Kenya, have long been interested in how to help farmers diversify their incomes. During a Producers Direct event, honey cultivation was introduced as a profitable business for small plots of land. To start off this venture, Sireet invested in sending a number of their promoter farmers to a week long training […]Read more
In the west of Kenya, spread across the Nandi Hills, the Sireet Outgrower Empowerment Programme’s (Sireet-OEP) smallholder farmers grow, pick and sell their tea. Although smallholders are not generally recognised as innovators, farmers facing poverty, food insecurity and climate change, among other concerns, are driven to develop innovative solutions to these challenges. In this way, […]Read more