EGF’S commitment and investment in agriculture is guided by Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), Kenya’s Vision 2030 and the Malabo Declaration in which Equity is a member organization. Our aim is to accelerate economic growth by commercializing agriculture to help create jobs, improve market access, and expand agricultural production through partnership with farmers and other key players. Through partnerships, EGF has implemented different projects that have improved the lives and livelihoods of agribusiness entrepreneurs.

The role of Agriculture is to inherent in some of the world’s issues pertaining health, food insecurity and the preservation of the environment.Our commitment and investment in Agriculture is guided by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), Kenya’s Vision 2030 and the Malabo Declaration in which Equity is a member organization. Our aim is to accelerate economic growth by commercializing agriculture to help create jobs, improve market access, and expand agricultural production through partnership with farmers and other key players.

Through forging forward with the right stakeholders, we have been able to design and implement projects that have seen us participate in policy and advocacy forums that have transformed agricultural practices globally and influenced further developments in agricultural undertakings: –

 

Our programs

Unlock

Unlocking the Potential of Medium Sized Farms is a project that transformed 500,000 peasant farmers to agribusiness and 2,616 medium sized farmers to agribusiness entrepreneurs.

Peasant Farmers Impacted

Mid Sized Farmers

Farmers to be
Impacted in 3 Years

SMEs to be Impacted
in 3 Years

Farmers Trained on
financial education

FASRAT

Financial Access to SME & Rural population in Agriculture using Technology (FASRAT) project aims at reaching out to 60,000 farmers and 5,000 SMEs within a period of 3 years. By the conclusion of the first year, which was on 31st May 2019, FASRAT project had managed to train 13,692 farmers on financial education, agribusiness and good agricultural practices and 1,903 SMEs on entrepreneurship.

Impact Stories

Tharaka-Nithi

Agri-business Man

Kinyua, aged 23, completed college and due to unemployment ventured into agribusiness, buying sorghum from farmers and selling it in bulk. His greatest challenge had been lack of knowledge on which financial institution to partner with so as to access financial services and expand his business. Through the FASRAT project Kinyua received financial education,accessed two loans which have expanded his business. Through Equity Bank’s mobile MVNO, and Equitel.

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Molo

Agri-business Man

Mr. Josiah, a retired teacher from Molo, does farming, but due to climate change and limited access to financial support business dwindled. Through FASRAT project Josiah received agribusiness and financial education. With the bank he managed to get a loan and installed a drip irrigation system & used rain harvested water to irrigate his crops. The 2019 rain delay didn’t affect his business. He is now generating a revenue of Ksh300, 000 per acre and makes KSh 5,000 for his potatoes during low season.

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Joel Nzuna

Farmer

Joel Nzuna is a farmer and adult learner from Machakos County. He produces maize, beans, fruits, livestock and other products. Resource planning and debt management skills were his main challenge. Through the foundation’s financial literacy program, he’s equipped with vital skills to set and plan for his goals. He is now able to plan his income and knows to handle debts. He says, “After the training, I feel good. I can plan my finances well and the debt burden is no more”. His improved financial management skills have enabled him to save and generate more funds for farming.

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Introduction
to other pillars

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Entrepreneurship

Education And Leadership Development