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A profile of a Kenyan village: Ngecha and Farm Shop

Ngecha is a village located about 27km away from Nairobi in Kiambu County. The village is mainly known for having the best artists in the country and over time Ngecha has found herself being ranked among the best for its growing agricultural sector. Ngecha specializes in dairy farming and poultry rearing. Its population estimates to 12,000 people. Two thirds of its population is dedicated to small and medium scale farming. Due to its close proximity to Nairobi, most farmers in the area have a ready market for their produce and there is a huge demand for vegetables, milk, eggs, and broiler Chicken meat.

Farmer in Ngecha shows his kale in the seedling bed.
Farmer in Ngecha shows his kale in the seedling bed.

Due to this trend, The Farm Shop Trust established a shop at Ngecha Market center. Farmers all over Ngecha and even in the surrounding areas have reaped huge benefits from attending free trainings on livestock and agronomy. Farmers have also benefited from greater accessibility to quality and affordable seeds, feeds, fertilizers, mineral supplements, farm equipment, tools and the set-up of Farm Shop Trust demonstration farmers in the area.

 

Farm Shop staff instruct farmers on seed spacing.
Farm Shop staff instruct farmers on seed spacing.

 

Farmers feel inspired as they discover and learn about innovative and modern farming techniques and products, which make them feel happier as they reap the benefits of improved yields, healthier animals and increased profits.

If you would like to learn more about what the Farm Shop Trust does please feel free to contact me at Peter.Nyambura@farmshop.co.ke.