WELCOME TO EMEDEN KENYA FARMERS


EMEDEN is a web-based and mobile platform, connecting all stakeholders in the agriculure value chain; and together build synergy for successful agriculture.

ABOUT EMEDEN

The Context of EMEDEN Kenya Farmers

In Kenya, smallholder farmers produce over 75 percent of agricultural output, but their survival is impeded by key challenges ranging from access to input and output markets; infrastructure; extension services; institutional problems; climate change and food security. The Founders of EMEDEN, born and raised in rural areas, experienced first-hand these challenges, watching the daily struggles of farmers as they worked hard on their small farms but getting very little in return. To achieve economic revolution, Kenya need to focus on creating a sustainable agricultural mechanism in the rural areas, hence a focus on the smallholder farmer.
The Vision of EMEDEN is “Empowered smallholder farmers engaged in sustainable agriculture for sustainable livelihoods” and its Mission is to work for smallholder farmers for sustainable livelihoods. EMEDEN is guided by the following Core Values:
POTENTIAL: All people are created with potential to succeed in whatever they aspire to do and our natural environment regardless of its nature and climatic conditions is well endowed to produce and help support livelihoods.
UNITY: Unity is strength, in it, all people can overcome adversity of any form.
RESPECT: Respect for self, fellow human beings and our natural environment is the key to development.
EDUCATION: Learning is a continuous lifetime activity that enables people to maximize their potential

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Farmers Registered
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Supply Companies
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Consumer Markets
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Financial Institutions

OUR SERVICES

The model and how it works

Model

Farmers Platform

Farmers on the EMEDEN Online Platform get connected with thousands of other farmers and use their numbers for leverage in the marketplace. They purchase Farm Inputs from the comfort of their farms and have them delivered to their farms and in so doing reduce costs to their farming business. They also sell their Farm Produce to the best consumer market for a fair return

Farm Produce

The Food Consumers purchase farm produce posted by the farmers directly on the EMEDEN Online Platform and enjoy traceability factor of farm produce from farm to fork for a fair price.

Training and Extension

Farmers build their technical skills through online Training and Extension and practical learning during field visits for sustainable agriculture. EMEDEN promotes the adoption of climate SMART agriculture, agroforestry, rainwater harvesting technologies, bee keeping and agribusiness for agroforestry and bee value added products.

Financial Capacity

Financial institutions improve their capacity to lend to smallholder farmers based on the level of engagement of the EMEDEN Online Platform. The Platform provides transactional history of each individual farmers thereby enhancing their capacity to borrow development funds

RESOURCES

Below you can view and download our heavily researched works on everything agriculture

LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION

The increasing human population demands increase in production of more and nutritional food. This is challenging in the face of decreasing land resources and water shortage affecting both crop and livestock production. Livestock production systems need to be sustainable to meet the heightened levels of demand for food. The EMEDEN Online Farmers Resources provide hands on information on best practices for various livestock to enable farmers embrace sustainable livestock production practices

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CROP PRODUCTION

The increasing human population demands increase in production of more and nutritional food. This is challenging in the face of decreasing land resources and water shortage affecting both crop and livestock production. Crop production systems need to be sustainable to meet the heightened levels of demand for food. The EMEDEN Online Farmers Resources provide hands on information on best practices for various crops to enable farmers embrace sustainable agronomic practices.

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THE BOARD OF ADVISORS

Prof. Shellemiah Okoth Keya

Jane

Prof. Shellemiah Okoth Keya has served in various distinguished capacities and received many distinguished awards. He has ...consulted for national Governments and international organizations such as FAO, UNEP, UNESCO, World Bank, UNDP, AGRA and NGOs. Prof Keya has been principal investigator in many research projects addressing soil health/fertility, one of his accomplishments being the development, production and promotion of legume inoculants in East and Southern Africa, jointly commercialized as BIOFIX by the University of Nairobi and MEA Ltd. Prof Keya’s passion is to make science work for the ordinary farmer in the fight against hunger and poverty. It is in this capacity that he is serving as a member of the Board of Advisors at EMEDEN Kenya Farmers, to help in actualizing his passion of making science work for the ordinary farmer. EMEDEN will look up to him in creating partnerships and networks to make this work

The Rt. Rev. Dr. Christopher Rutto

Jane

The Rt. Rev. Dr. Christopher Rutto is the current bishop of Anglican Church of Kenya, Eldoret Diocese. He holds a BA,... MA and PhD in Theology. Before becoming a Bishop, he served in various capacities in serving the Anlican Christian community and a Lecturer in Maseno University and St. Paul's Theological College - Kapsabet. He supervises several masters students in various universities in Kenya. As a member of the Board of Advisors at EMEDEN, he is responsible for providing guidance on spiritual and moral matters as well as strategy in community engagement.

Mr. Leonard Kubok

Jane

Mr. Leonard Kubok is the Head of Food Crops Directorate of the Agriculture and Food Authority, AFA. He has a ...Master of Science, Agricultural Extension and a Bachelor of Science (Hons), Agriculture and has studied several courses including Certificates in Rural Development in Africa, Value Chain development (and Developing Gender Sensitive Value Chains (UNITAR, Geneva). He is motivated and committed to the wellbeing of the wider society and is interested in involvement beyond the job assignment. As a member of the Board of Advisors at EMEDEN, he is responsible for providing guidance and oversight in creating rural development interventions, training, extension, technology transfer and in helping to create strategies to promote positive farmer relationships.

Ms. Janeth Chepkemoi

Janeth

Ms. Janeth Chepkemoi is studying towards a PhD in Soil Agro-Ecology and has Msc. in Sustainable Soil Resource Management. She has ...done several research related to her field of study and also volunteered in several community intervention such as the Weekly Radio Program; an Interactive interface on soil aspects where she handles issues such as soil fertility and integrated fertility management, organic farming, food insecurity and malnutrition and obesity , Health, Urbanization, urban agriculture , Agro-processing , climate smart agriculture Poverty; all of which are aimed at educating farmers. As member of the Board of Advisors at EMEDEN, Janeth is responsible for guidance and advise on the development of content in training materials related to crops and soil management

THE SECRETARIAT

Ms. Cherobon Everlyne Koech

Janeth

Ms. Cherobon Everlyne Koechholds MSc. Agricultural Resources Management and a BSc. (Hons) Agribusiness Management. She attended ...several short-term trainings geared to building her capacity to serve smallholder farmers such as Climate Change Adaptation in Agriculture and Natural Resources Management, Beekeeping for Poverty Alleviation, Value Chain Development and Fair Economic Development and Leadership Skills. As the Founder and CEO of EMEDEN, Everlyne is responsible for creating systems and structures for the realization of the EMEDEN Vision as well as providing support and motivation to the team

Mr. Limo Augustine Biwott

Janeth

Mr. Limo Augustine Biwott is an expert developer of Websites and Android Applications, and is responsible for the EMEDEN Platform, Website ...and EMEDEN social media platforms. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Moi University and a master’s degree in Mobile Telecommunication and Innovations from Strathmore University

Mr. Calvin Kiprop

Janeth

Mr. Cavin Kiprop is an agribusiness specialist with great passion in farming as an enterprise. His ambition is creating a synergy between ...farming and digital agricultural service technology platforms as a supa dupa way of empowering farmers towards economic self-sufficiency. Skilled at presenting complex analytical agri-knowledge & communicating for easy decision-making process. At EMEDEN he is responsible for building partnerships and support networks including fundraising

NEWS ON EMEDEN

OUR PARTNERS

The foundation upon which EMEDEN is built was laid by AWARD mentorship and development program of the CGIAR. EMEDEN has also been most privileged to get support of enablers like Tony Elumelu Foundation and the LEAP2 crowdfunding Platform hosted by Nailab

Become a partner

I believe that farmers play a vital role which is rarely appreciated and under served. My ultimate aim is to use EMEDEN as a platform to not only improve livelihoods but to use it as a means to eradicate poverty, stimulate economic growth thereby empowering change not just in Kenya but on a global level.

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Everlyne Koech CEO, EMEDEN

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Where to Find Us

Roma Building, Nandi Rd, opposite Nandi Gardens, Eldoret.
Kenya
Postal Address:
P.O Box 2444-00100 Nairobi

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Phone: +254 20 4454223
Mobile: +254 799 745 339