Status: Started in June 2015
Number of beneficiaries to date: 17
In March 2015, a consortium of 5 partners including Latia Resource Center, Strathmore Business School (SbS), Maastricht School of Management (MSM), Aeres Group and Netherlands Africa Business Council (NABC) were awarded a tender by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands Nairobi, Kenya to undertake the 3 years Agricultural Entrepreneurship Incubator Project. Popularly known as the “Telephone Farmer Project” it was started on 1st June 2015. The Goal of the project is to provide an infrastructure for ‘unlocking the potential of telephone farmers in Kenya, and in particular to showcase that it is possible to turn unproductive farms owned by telephone farmers into profitable enterprises that will in the long-run contribute towards food security goals and growth objectives. The project will develop an Agribusiness Incubator through which selected farms owned by telephone farmers will be supported to grow and achieve commercial viability and sustainability. The project ultimately plans to showcase successful “Telephone Farmers Model” to relevant decision makers including farm owners with idle land, private sector, government policy makers and development interested in the role commercial food production can play in the food security efforts of the country.
The brochure is on the link below
Are you an ‘absentee’ farm owner with a will to invest? Has your farm been operational for the last 3-4 years? Is farm management one of your biggest challenge?
We are recruiting more farms. The registration business case form is on the link below
- Apprenticeship Project
- food security
- Incubator Project