Tanuru Farms believes value chain approach is critical to sustainable commercialization of any crops in Kenya. At the present, our focus is on oil crop because of current limited local production.

Crops Overview:

Soybeans

  • Limited local production estimated at less than ten thousand metric tons annually
  • Low yields per acre due to poor seeds
  • Limited farmer awareness on ways to boost production and access markets

Sunflower

  • Most popular oil seed in Kenya but little local production
  • Major raw material for cooking oil processing
  • Grows well in many agro-ecological zones in the country

Canola

  • Newest oil seed in Kenya processed by a new cooking oil market entrant
  • Grows well where corn, a staple food in Kenya, does well
  • Presents an opportunity for farmers to diversify their crops