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
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
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