African Farms & Markets Limited (Afma Ltd) is an output and inputs trading company whose social impact is to increase incomes of smallholders and build their capacity for trade through a sustainable trade partnership. Afma’s trade partnership is based on enhancing productivity and developing markets for smallholder farmers for formal and informal markets of urban communities. The company operates a sustainable value chain-wide business model as an agribusiness trade partner for the smallholder farmers by distributing inputs and opening new market landscapes for farmers.
Afma inputs distribution enables the smallholder farmers to have reliable access to unadulterated inputs including certified seeds, fertilizers, crop protection solutions as well as agri-mechanization solutions for small holder farmers. Afma too is an exclusive distributor for the innovative post-harvest technologies (hermetic storage) to smallholder farmers and institutions. Afma has over the years developed effective aggregation mechanisms at the farm level and efficient distribution channels that enhance market accessibility in urban areas and assured regular income to smallholder farmers. Afma is currently working with 3000 smallholder farmers as clients for inputs, 1500 smallholder farmers output trade and 5000 farmers for hermetic storage solutions. The company also works with over 80 agro-dealers in 30 counties in Kenya.
Afma Operates in over 20 counties Kenya within the Lake Region Counties, North Rift region, South Rift, Eastern Kenya Region, Mount Kenya Region, Greater Nairobi Region and Coastal Region among other areas. The expansion on operation has largely been driven by the business operation strategy that identifies opportunities and gaps created by projects & initiatives led by development organization.
AFMA has been in operation for the past 4 years enhancing productivity and developing markets for smallholder farm produce including; vegetables, fruits, pulses/legumes, cereals among other crops. AFMA inputs distribution as a product offering enables the smallholder farmers to have easy access to inputs such as approved/certified seeds, fertilizers (organic and inorganic) as well as appropriate mechanization for small holder farmers.
Afma Ltd is also in exclusive distributorship agreements for post-harvest technologies (hermetic bags) to farmers. Afma Ltd has over the years developed effective aggregation mechanisms at the farm level and efficient distribution channels that enhance market accessibility in urban areas and assured regular income to the smallholder farmers.