ORGANIC BUSINESS SUMMIT: DEVELOPING PARTNERSHIPS FOR NEW BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

DATE: 3RD DECEMBER 2020

TIME: 8:30 AM- 1.00PM

EVENT TYPE: Invite Only

ORGANIZERS : KOAN , KALRO , FIBL,  AFRICROPS LTD, OACK


The Kenya Organic Agriculture Network (KOAN) together with its partners will be hosting a first of kind organic industry business event on Thursday, 3rd December 2020 (9.00am) via Zoom platform . The Organic industry is the fastest growing subsector in agriculture globally, trading billions of dollars’ worth of products annually. This global trend is gaining pace in Kenya with people seeking healthy food amidst the Covid19 pandemic and food safety lapses in local food supply come to light. A burgeoning middleclass is fast becoming picky with food and export markets are becoming increasingly critical on sustainability, carbon emissions and pesticide residues.

The Kenya Organic Agriculture Network has been an industry leader making meaningful business linkages within the organic space. KOAN has assisted notable companies with strategic and much needed advisory and farmer linkage services that have led to millions of dollars’ worth of trade both locally and for export to date. In a bid to rapidly expand the organic space, KOAN has partnered up with the Kenya Agriculture and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO), the Research Institute for Organic Agriculture (FiBL), Africrops Limited, the Organic Agriculture Centre of Kenya (OACK) among other organizations to foster organic market development by focusing on both the domestic and export market.

The Organic Business Summit is an invite only event to present an organic sector survey implemented in Kenya during 2020, and to move ahead in jointly exploring organic business opportunities for the local and export market particularly focusing on organic products originating from Murang’a County. The County has some of the most pristine and prime land with the highest number of organic farmers in Kenya supplying fresh fruits and vegetables. The county has great potential for both local and export markets.

Latest date to sign up for the event is 27th November 2020.

 

Resources

PMCA PHASE 1 REPORT

Project Report 2019_Kenya PMCA Agribusiness and Entrepreneurship Capacity on Market Linkage for Organic Smallholder Farmers x

 

Food Inspection

KOAN

conducts inspections and analysis on foods sampled in different markets all over the country or commissions scientists to conduct such food analysis. This is in a bid to:

1. Safe Guard authenticity of organic food. Organic foods should not have any synthetic chemicals or heavy metal residues, by conducting such food analysis we are able to ascertain that the standards have been maintained and that the consumers are getting what they pay a premium for. If a contravention is detected, consumers will be warned and traceability will be conducted to identify the perpetrator and make sure their product are no loner marketed as organic.

2. Provide consumers with knowledge about food safety, pesticide residues are common place in Kenya, a fact that most might not be aware of. Therefore presenting scientific evidence of such findings provide consumers with tangible reasons to transition to organic.KOAN Staff collecting vegetable samples for food analysis in local market

Farmer’s Market

The organic Industry in Kenya is alive and bubbling. As a fly on the wall in many of the Whatsapp Groups full of passionate and driven organic players you can rarely go wrong with Organic Farmers Markets. And with the COVID 19 Pandemic what better way to get immunity boosting foods than from certified organic farmers?

Here are some of the Organic farmers markets in Nairobi;

 

 

1. INOGOF FARMERS MARKET GARDEN ESTATE

Available every Saturday for many years , the INOGOF farmers market is the best place to source vegetables, fish, chicken and other rare items only found in the organic industry. You can find them at Kidventurous Restaurant along garden road. Once you become a regular customer, they will add you to their WhatsApp Group where you can order and have the produce delivered to your door step. If you would like to make a purchase, give a donation or just learn more about the group you can contact Martha – 0722 722 099

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INOGOF FARMERS MARKET

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INOGOF FARMERS MARKET -1.216945, 36.858745 INOGOF FARMERS MARKET  at Kidventurous Restaurant - Every Saturday from 9-12am