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Kenyan farmers benefit from their own sweet mangos

Pegama Farm in Kenya was set up on the principle of maintaining the farmers’ control over their own products by improving their quality and providing easy access to a market without them having to rely on middlemen. Photo: Vibeke Quaade

Our learning programme on Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Value Chains, provides hands-on knowledge and practical tools relevant for business developers, entrepreneurship advisors, or consultants for small and medium sized enterprises. As is the case with all our learning programmes, the participants work with an action plan to be implemented at home.

Margaret Miano took part in Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Value Chains in 2021 and her action plan essentially became a business plan to solve the Makueni County farmers’ marketing problems. Together with two dedicated friends, Dr Florence Gachango and Ms Perpetual Nderitu, she set up the Pegama Farm, an urban farm hub based on two key principles. The first principle is to maintain small-scale farmers’ control over their own products and improve the quality of their products. The second principle is to regenerate, reuse and recycle waste.

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