Illuminum Greenhouses Kenya was privileged to facilitate a one-day training that covered areas around the different aspects on Agriculture. These were management of farms and local markets, farm management software, crop husbandry, contract farming and export market and later on for the field tour, we had a site visit. The event is an initiative of Illuminum Greenhouses Kenya to solve the problem of market access facing farmers by linking them with companies and individuals dealing with the local and export markets. This will allow agri-investors farm for market directly.
Participants of the training included guest speakers from Farmlift, Farmsoft, KCB Bank and our professionally trained team who got to equip our farmers with the necessary knowledge on what is really needed through out the entire agriculture value chain. While we focused on agricultural equipment needed to farm, Farmlift shared on proper farm management with record keeping and KCB provided information on access to agriloans to allow our investors access capital.
The overall objective of the agribusiness training is to support agri-investors and agriculturalists achieve sustainable production through equipping them with detailed information on agriculture as well as giving them a visual on how the produce evolves from the soil to the plate.
We did this by visiting one of our clients Millicent Ruteere, CEO Celine Farms, who deals with exports in herbs where we discussed Global GAP certification and the process taken to certify your produce for export. The response from this training was phenomenal, we had all the slots filled up and already are taking in interested agri-investors for the upcoming training. We would like to announce that we have finally decided to make the training’s a monthly occurrence to ensure we reach as much investors wanting to invest in the sector. Though the training is currently being done in Nairobi, we will slowly begin rolling our similar programs across the country to allow other investors access this information. For any dates of the upcoming training, please follow our social media pages on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. We look forward to having you on our training.