About Us

Elimisha Mkulima Initiative (EMI)-Kenya is a Community  Based Organization that works with rural farmers in the country with a special focus on hardship regions within Nakuru County. Its main objective is to help small scale farmers develop their capacities in managing the diverse but limited resources while summounting the adverse effects brought about by climate change. Find out more

What We Do

Small scale crop farmers form the bulk of the agricultural workforce in Kenya. These people own less than five acres of land each, but together, they represent up to 75% of the total farming output in the country. They work in a very old-fashioned way and almost all of them lack applied technological developments to increase production while also making work easier. EMI seeks to equip farmers with the right skills to make the most out of whatever size of land they possess. Follow the link below to learn how you can partner with us in this endeavor.
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Statistics by KALRO show that the livestock sub-sector contributes over 30% of the farm gate value of agricultural commodities in Kenya, making about 10% of the national GDP and at least 50% of the agricultural GDP. EMI works hand in hand with Small scale livestock farmers found in ASALs to address production constraints including; poor breed characterization, inadequate breeding services, poor animal husbandry, inadequate extension and advisory services, inadequate feeds and feeding, disease challenges, high cost of inputs and poor access to markets and inadequate integration of industry players.
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It goes without saying that however productive a farmer gets, if there’s no ready market for his or her surplus products then it’s all a zero sum game. EMI actively works with ICT based solutions providers such as the Mkulima Young project and iGrower platform to deliver digital agricultural marketing services to small-scale farmers and to link consumers interested in supporting local farmers. With the progressive use of smart phones even among rural farmers, EMI introduces and train farmers on how to access the immense market & supply chain information offered through agricultural mobile phone apps.
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WHAT FARMERS WE'VE WORKED WITH SAY ABOUT US

EMI took me through an informative training workshop where I was taught how to use organic fertilizers from my farm animals’ manure to improve my land productivity.
Jackson Kimani

Jackson Kimani

Mixed crop farmer

I have always had problems finding people to buy my eggs since there are no enough consumers within our village. EMI helped me locate hotels in our nearest town that wanted eggs in bulk quantities.
Mama Jepkemoi

Mama Jepkemoi

Poultry Farmer

WAYS WE CAN PARTNER ..

We're always on the look out for like minded individuals, organizations and government agencies we can work with on the broad areas outlined above. Let's have a conversation and see how we can collaborate