Gadam Innovation Platform

Description

Needs to provide seed with malt brewing qualities

Basic Information

Entry Point

Needs to provide seed with malt brewing qualities

Commodities

  • Sorghum

Country

Kenya

Location(s) of Innovation Platform in Kenya

  • Tharaka North

Participating States, Villages and Institutions

Nkarini, Tunyai, Chiakariga, Ntugi, Nkondi, Thiti Locations

Date of Establishment

January 1st, 2010

Status of Innovation Platform

Not Active

Phase of Innovation Platform Progress

Phase 3

Innovations

Description of Innovations

Partners

Farmers

Private Sector

Policy Makers

Researchers

Extension

Micro Financing Institutions

  • EABL
  • Tharaka Farmer Group

Others

Total Number of Stakeholders

0 - 10

Opportunities Addressed

Availability of variety and market

Achievements to Date

  • More land under sorghum production
  • Creation of job employment to the local
  • Community through provision of planting, transport services
  • Income generation
  • Members got farming credit facilities from Africa Harvest

Challenges Remaining

Credit facilities hindered by lack of collateral due to lack of title deeds

Sustainability Issues

  • Marketing contracts were not signed hence the collapse of the marketing chain
  • Alternative food sources need to be introduced to minimize diverting the malting sorghum

Innovation Platform Members