What we do
Our mission is to build smallholder farmers’ resilience to climate change through the promotion of regenerative agricultural practices.
Our vision is to create a world where smallholder farmers are empowered to thrive in the face of climate change. We strive to promote sustainable regenerative agricultural practices that enable farmers to produce healthy crops, increase their income, and protect the environment. Our goal is to build a resilient food system that supports the well-being of farmers, communities, and the planet for generations to come.
Our efforts are directed towards four challenges:
Our innovation involves the upcycling of locally available agricultural waste by employing the feeding mechanism of a combination of insects (black soldier fly larvae) and worms (red wigglers) to produce organic fertilizers, biofertilizers and animal feeds.
Under our Regen_Kilimo Program, we collaborate with smallholder farmers, helping them set up small low-cost insect and vermicomposting units on their farmlands.
We provide training on how to utilize their own farm-generated wastes, and the management of the units – including the harvesting of the final products for use on their farmlands and for their animals (poultry, pigs, and fish).
We also provide training in horticulture, crop seedlings and extension services to enable farmers in our program to diversify production using high-producing crop varieties. We off-take the surplus produce at good prices to sell on retail or wholesale to local and regional markets before or after some value addition.
We also have a central training and production facility where we produce plant and animal-based value-added organic and bio-fertilizers and insect-based formulated feeds, and sell these to smallholder farmers at very affordable prices.
Organic Fertilizers & Biofertilizers
We produce liquid and solid organic fertilizers and biofertilizers. These are superior, 100% Organic end products of the upcycling process, rich in plant and animal-based macro and micro nutrients including Nitrogen, Potassium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Calcium, Sulphur, Iron and Manganese. They also contain living microbes that enhance plant nutrition by either mobilizing or increasing nutrient availability in soils.
Insect-based protein animal feeds
We produce insect-based protein from the harvesting of Black soldier fly larvae. These contain up to 50% protein, and 35% fat as well as amino acid profile comparable to that pf fish meal. It is an excellent source of nutrients for Chicken, Fish, Pigs and, pet food, with benefits like ease of digestibility, boosting immunity and, promoting fast growth in animals.
SDG1 - End poverty in all its forms everywhere.
SDG2 - End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.
The innovation produces sustainable food production systems through employing sustainable agricultural practices that increase productivity and production, help maintain ecosystems, strengthen capacity for adaptation to climate change, extreme weather, drought, flooding, and other disasters, and progressively improve land and soil quality.
We are also contributing to Increased investment, including through enhanced international cooperation, in rural infrastructure, agricultural research and extension services, and technology development, through the involvement of different partners from across the globe in funding and capacity-building angles
SDG5 - Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
SDG8 - Promote sustained, inclusive, and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment, and decent work for all
SDG9 - Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization, and foster innovation.
SDG11 - Sustainable cities and communities.
By utilization of and the effective management of organic waste from cities and communities, the innovation contributes immensely to reducing the adverse per capita environmental impact.
SDG12 - Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.
The circular nature of the innovation ensures effective management of organic wastes throughout their life cycle, and significantly reduces the release of various components of these wastes into the air, water and soil. This minimizes their adverse impacts on human health and the environment.
The community outreach program, Regen_Kilimo, also plays a key role of not only information-sharing, but also training and capacity building on sustainable development and lifestyles that promote harmonious co-existence between humans and nature.
SDG13 - Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.
SDG14 - Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable Development
In our efforts to discourage the overuse of chemical fertilizers that mostly leach into rivers and end up in oceans; and instead encourage the adoption of regenerative agricultural practices, we contribute to the prevention and reduction of marine pollution in particular from land-based agricultural activities.