Latia Resource Center Ltd. (Latia) is a social enterprise in agriculture. It was established by Faraja Trust in Kenya to enhance capacity building in food production. The Center provides training and business support services to farmers, pastoralists and agribusinesses in Africa. Faraja Trust holds the view that the modernization of agriculture and improvement in food security in Africa can be greatly facilitated by effective training, adequate dissemination of knowledge and provision of business support services to farmers, pastoralists and Agribusinesses. In 2007 the Trust started Latia as an agricultural education project on a 60 acre farm at Isinya in Kajiado County. In 2011 the Resource Center was incorporated as a company limited by guarantee, the Trust being the majority shareholder. Latia is a Maasai term for ‘good neighbour’. It is operated on sound business principles and runs programs that create positive impact in the lives of farmers, pastoralists and agribusinesses while generating adequate revenue to be commercially viable and sustainable.

We empower small and medium Agripreneurs through practical training in model enterprises and provision of services to stimulate employment and economic growth.


  • The common thread of helping others to achieve their goals in raising heritage poultry rings clear throughout each of their well-designed program.
    - Gabriel (Trainer)
  • I am thankful to Latia Resource Center, they have been a big blessing to me and my business. I would recommend them to anyone who has a dream of becoming an agripreneur.
    - Judy Sarampashi (Kajiado)
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Some of the Climate Smart technologies that Latia promotes include:

  • Rain water harvesting and storage
  • Renewable farm Energy – Solar and Biogas
  • Energy saving cooking systems
  • Conservation Agriculture
  • Mechanization for small farms (energy-efficient machinery)
  • Fodder and Feeds production
  • Organic fertilizer (Composting systems)
  • Agro-forestry

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