Kenya Organic Finest Aromas (KOFA) Ltd

Promoting organic farming to create sustainable incomes for small-scale farmers
2011 SEED Award Winner Sustainable Agriculture Nairobi, Kenya

The initiative seeks to address food insecurity and poverty among small-scale farmers in Kenya by providing them with certified organic farm inputs, training in organic farming techniques and marketing-related services to increase their profit margins and market access. KOFAr – Kenya Organic Finest Aromas Ltd – is a social marketing and distribution company launched in 2010 to promote organic farming among smallholder farmers in Kenya. The farmers are contracted by the initiative and receive organic farm inputs as well as training on how to apply organic farming techniques to recover soil fertility and improve yields. The marketing and distribution of organic farm products take place through the initiative’s network, targeting local and regional customers. 

Eco-Inclusive Impacts

The initiative addresses food insecurity and poverty among small-scale farmers in Kenya by providing them with certified organic farm inputs, training in organic farming techniques and marketing-related services.
  • Ensuring stable revenues for small-scale farmers who rely solely on farming for income.
  • Helping to reduce poverty and food insecurity in rural areas.

  • Applying organic farming techniques and products.
  • Repairing damaged soil and groundwater contamination that was significantly reduced in the main water catchment area.
  • Enhancing the productivity and profit of smallholder farms.
  • Creating job opportunities.
  • Providing higher yields so farmers are able to make investments and expand their business activities.

Partners

This enterprise is supported through its partnerships with various stakeholders, ranging from national and international organisations, investors, research institutes, suppliers, governmental bodies, NGOs, other social and environmental enterprises and more.

Kenya Organic Finest Aromas Ltd coordinates all activities, including the distribution of organic farming inputs and the creation of links to markets.

KOAN provides capacity building and a networking forum for all institutions and farmers involved in organic farming.

Enablis East Africa offers training and business coaching and supplies collateral so that farmers can obtain bank loans.

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