FCI Africa Director speaks at the Global Food Security Symposium 2017 by Chicago Council on Global Affairs in Washington DC


FCI Africa Director, Mr. David Ruchiu spoke in the Global Food Security Symposium 2017 by Chicago Council on Global Affairs in Washington DC from 29th-30th March   2017 on “how the agriculture sector is emerging an opportunity not only for the next generation, but continent as a whole”.


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Tanzania Agri-Investment Buyer Data-Incentivized Forum unveils the key role played by Traditional Informal Wholesale Aggregators



The Regional Seed-Farmer-Market-Consumer Integrated Value Chain Development Programme referred to as the SeFaMaCo Programme is supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in Tanzania, Uganda and Ethiopia. 


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Hands-on Lessons & Impact Sharing by Kabunge Commercial Village with Tearfund UK, Eastern & Southern Africa Team Leaders


Farm Concern International hosted 9 staff from Tear Fund on 17th January 2017 at Kabunge Commercial Village for hands-on lessons sharing on smallholder farmer commercialization impact. 


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Kimobo Farmers in Bungoma County challenged to adopt modern Technology


Farm Concern International, FCI; Anglican Development Services -Western and Bungoma County government Department of Agriculture, Livestock, fisheries and livestock through Feed the Future USAID Kenya Agricultural Value chain Enterprises organized a County Trade Fair on 28th October 2016 at Kimobo ACC grounds in Mt. Elgon sub-county.


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Farm Concern International conducts Trade Fair at Challa Tuhire Scheme, Taita Taveta County


FCI in partnership with Kenya Promotions and Marketing Company (KPMC) and the County government of Taita Taveta through USAID Feed the Future -Kenya Agricultural Value Chain Enterprises (KAVES) conducted a trade fair at Challa Tuhire Irrigation Scheme, Taveta on 27th October 2016. 


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USAID East Africa and Ministry of Agriculture Launches Hermetic Storage Technology in Kenya


A 2014 survey by the Food Agriculture Organization (FAO) shows that current post- harvest losses in Kenya are at least 15% in strategic maize production zones and much higher in some of the food insecure areas. 


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FCI- USIU Africa Partnership Championing Agro-SME growth for youths employment and wealth creation


Farm Concern International, FCI in partnership with Global Agribusiness Management & Entrepreneurship Centre; a programme of United States International University Africa (USIU-Africa), are working together to build a competitive Agribusiness sector specially targeting Small and Medium Agro-entrepreneurs. 


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FCI hosts East Africa Cassava Value Chain - Wide Profitability Forum


The East Africa Cassava Value Chain- Wide Profitability Forum was held on Wednesday, September 21st 2016 at FCI Africa Regional Office. The interactive forum was a critical learning phase of a regional programme on Cassava Commercialization and Processing funded by Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa and implemented by Farm Concern International. 


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FCI trains entrepreneurs from 5 COMESA Countries


FCI with support from COMESA has conducted technical capacity building for cassava-focused Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) from Zambia, Seychelles, Malawi, Burundi and Kenya. Cassava accounts for 15% of the total global starch production. FAO statistics rank cassava as fourth food crop in the developing countries feeding over 500 million people.


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Agro-pastoralist Commercialization and Markets Programme in Northern Kenya Documentation


Agro-pastoralist Commercialization and Markets Programme in Northern Kenya is a two-year programme supported by TearFund UK and implemented by Farm Concern International (FCI) in Marsabit County, Kenya. 


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Highlights of the speech by former AGRA President: Jane Karuku


Former AGRA President Jane Karuku while delivering the key note address during the Cassava & Sweet Potato Investment Symposium emphasized the various technological options now available in enhancing commercialization of the two crops.  


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Senior Management Training (SMT) 2015


Farm Concern International (FCI)'s Regional Senior Management Team (SMT) meeting provides an opportunity for the teams from various countries and hubs to keep track of work progress and share on each other's developments.The last SMT was held at the Africa Office between March 2-6.


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Staff promotions 2014


 Performance management is a critical process which goes hand in hand with career planning and development for the staff in any institution. FCI takes this process seriously; this is at the heartbeat of the Human Resources Department. The team in this department is committed to ensuring that the team performs to the optimum and that their career development paths are planned and managed appropriately, in line with best HR practices and standards.


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CoMap Launch


CoMAP Project, which mainly targets to build the livelihoods of over 1,900 agro pastoralist households, will be launched on 19th February 2015 in Marsabit Central Sub-County at the Jirime Hotel and Resort. The event, which will be facilitated by Farm Concern International (FCI) with support from Tear Fund, will attract participants from Marsabit County government representatives, development partners and the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock & Fisheries.


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2014 Staff Awards


Every year, Farm Concern International (FCI) recognizes and awards exceptional staff. The vetting process is rigorous and transparent, evaluating staff on key areas such as job effectiveness & productivity, team work, adherence to company policy and interpersonal skills. In 2014, eight staff received awards for their excellent well-rounded performance. 


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New Market for Sweet potato in Kisumu Promises Increased Income


Farm Concern International (FCI) recently held a trader-farmer event which attracted 130 smallholder farmers in Kabondo Constituency in Homa Bay County.  The event, led by Jared Kassam, the team leader and Hub Manager for Lake Victoria Hub, was presided over by a representative from the Investors of Homa SG, Mr. Gabriel Oduor. 


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SeFaMaCo Launch


The Tanzania Director of Crop Development Dr. Twahir S. Nzallawah was the Guest of Honor during the official launch of the SeFaMaCo programme that is supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and implemented by Farm Concern International.


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Embu High School Going for Nationals in Soccer, 2015


The Embu Open Youth Sports Tournament 2015, sponsored by Farm Concern International (FCI), is an annual event that provides students and other organized youth groups  in the region an opportunity to compete in sports and learn more about agriculture. This year, the tournament took place at Kangaru Schools, Kigari Teachers’ Training College and Embu University College on 7th and 8th February 2015.


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FCI Showcases Impact in Ibadan


In just two years, the Expanded Cassava Village Processing Programme (ECVP-P), a programme of Farm Concern International, has facilitated sales worth USD 169,656,189.92, enabled farmers to have 84,784.44 hectares of land under cultivation and produce 391,720.6 MT of cassava.


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