Certified Grafted Hass avocado variety seedlings For sale

Avocado fruit business is growing rapidly in Kenya with small-scale farmers reaping profits from this investment.It is viable with benefit-cost ratio>1 and affordable initial capital requirements.Demand projections for the consumption of Kenyan grown Hass avocado fruits locally and internationally is increasing due to its inherent characteristics and adherence to Organic production.

This agri-enterprise is ideal for Kenyan farmers and buyers finds them at their growing regions.The cost of production is low as it requires less labour,it is a perennial crop, resistant to diseases and pest which gives Kenyan farmers comparative advantage and well placed for organically grown Hass avocado.flyer

As an agricultural organization,we work to enhance diverse seed access to our farming communities.Thus we have positioned our operations to bridge the gap for Kenyan farmers in accessing certified Hass avocado grafted seedlings by Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate and Horticultural Development Authority.This way our farmers will embrace this agro-enterprise and earn $2.00 per day from 15 trees which is above world poverty index.

 

SEED EXCHANGE TRANSFORMS LIVES

Francis Ngiri is at his farm when I visited, he is a farmer from makongo, Kiptagwanyi area in Nakuru County. He is a member of makongo farmer’s network group, one of the groups managed by Seed Savers Network.

He started saving seeds in 2014 where he was saving seeds that were common to other farmers such local beans, maize,vegetable,,sorghum among others. Francis is a role model to  other farmers in his group since he has been able

to save huge  amount of seeds in their seed bank, for example 90 kg of red kidney beans, red sorghum 45 kg, 30 glasses of black night shade and many more .Being a leader of makongo farmers network group he attends different seminars and trainings organized by seed savers network  on farming .

During one of the training in November last year,a diverse seed competition organized by PELUM-Kenya, ,he was

Francis sorting seeds

able to interact with other farmers at a different level where they exchanged, loaned  and shared seeds among

themselves. To him, this was a great opportunity since he exchanged 500gs of thorn melon seeds for 500g hibiscus seeds. Through the knowledge he had in seed saving, he went on and multiplied the seeds which gave him bumper harvest even during hash climatic conditions in the area. He is currently giving other group members these seeds to benefit from seed saving initiative. He has enough for planting in an acre.seed savers network has already secured market for these crop which will boost their income and seed saving efforts.

FRUIT TREE SEEDLINGS

We are envisioned to become a leading agent in promoting diverse seed access to the farming communities in Kenya.

Certified avocado seedlings

To enhance this, we are working closely with the government agencies; Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate and

Horticultural Crops Development Authority in certification of our seedling nursery and we have Seed Merchandise License. Our role in bridging the gap in accessing planting materials free from diseases is growing each day with its demand increasing.

So far we have raised 10,000 grafted avocado seedlings for the farmers. The seedlings will produce fruits faster and there is a ready market for the fruits in local and export markets. The seedlings are also available for non-members who would like to buy at our nursery.