Our Main Social Impacts and Contribution to SDGs

IMPACT #1 Bringing farmers closer together

Community Building

In Kenya alone, nearly 75% of adult population earn a living from Agriculture. Despite this however, Agricultural productivity has gradually stagnated in recent years as population continue to grow.
Recurrent issues  issues such as drought in Kenya’s arid and semi-arid areas has exacerbated the vulnerability of basic livelihoods.

At Africa Farmers Club(AFC )we assist smallholder farmers by giving them the opportunity to connect with peers, express their difficulties and needs so as to find appropriate solutions to these. More than 150,000 posts have been published, thereby generating knowledge, networks, and market opportunities for farmers, which on the long run have improved their activity, living conditions, and relationship to agriculture

IMPACT #2 Grooming a new generation of Agropreneurs through training and support

Farmers Empowerment

The majority of Kenyan farmers work without basic agricultural inputs or updated technology, and lack adequate financial or extension services. As a result, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) states that “the use of appropriate inputs such as hybrid seeds, fertilizers, and pesticides has been relatively low, resulting in declining yields.

AFC counts on the expertise of its members and of agronomists to fill the training gap of farmers in terms of agricultural techniques but also in business-oriented skills. Their neutral positioning on the market allows AFC to have the confidence of farmers and to be able to make recommendations that correspond exactly to their needs.

On AFC, farmers gain practical skills and share their experiences on how to start, develop, and diversify their activity. It aims at ensuring sustainability of the existing farms and supporting the youths in entering the sector.

IMPACT #3 Securing the sustainability of the African food system

Food and Security

In 2017, 11.7 million Kenyans were considered undernourished (24.2% of the population) and 17.3 million were severely food insecure (35.6% of the population)1 .At the same time, the per capita food production has decreased from US$ 9000 in 2007 to US$ 2300 in 20161 .Concurrently, 26,2% of Kenyan youth (aged 15-24) are unemployed.2

 At, AFC we  enhance Kenya and Africa’s agricultural production in terms of quality and quantity of food in the following ways:

  1. Promoting farming practices that produce safe and healthy food, thereby building trust in the quality of AFC farming products among end consumers.
  2. Contributing to the reduction of food scarcity by developing a sustainable agribusiness ecosystem. It is achieved by:
    • Maximizing yield per acre, efficiency and productivity.
    • Reducing waste.
    • Linking consumers and producers.
    • Improving farmers’ financial sustainability.
  3. Attracting  young people into farming by:
  •              Raising awareness and changing perceptions on farming.
  •             Improving their employability via trainings .
  •             Advocating for farmers’ rights.