Round the year, we distribute improved cassava seeds to farming communities across Kenya and beyond. We have so far hosted 29,711 farmers for training at our demo farm since we set it up. We attend agricultural shows and field days to sensitize and educate new farmers about the benefits of improved cassava farming. We have also hosted crop breeders and agronomists for research work at the farm in Murang’a.
In collaboration with Comic Relief, a British charity, FocusWise will support 300 youthful farmers to start the farming of improved cassava for food security and poverty alleviation. The targeted areas are some of the driest and most drought- ravaged in Kenya. The beneficiaries will receive improved cassava seeds and training on cassava husbandry from FocusWise. The farmers will also supply their excess cassava produce to FocusWise’s cassava processing plant and earmarked fresh produce traders.