Case Study 2 on successful Organic Enterprises with value addition in Kenya

The month of February 2024 is here and about gone. February has witnessed a heat wave coupled with sudden rains in some parts of the country. In this month’s series of local examples of successful Organic Enterprises we feature BrookVeg Farm Ltd which is on the outskirts of the city of Nairobi.

  • This month we continue with showcasing successful value add organic enterprises and feature the BrookVeg Ltd. Farm on the outskirts of Nairobi, in Juja, Kiambu County.
  • The team of Organic Consumers Alliance (OCA) certification experts who recently visited the farm, upon invitation, for organic certification (to qualify for the Kilimohai Mark of quality) which is a KOAN/KEBs approved organic quality certification-EAOPS 456) were greatly impressed with compliance with key organic production standards of the farm.
  • As you can see and hear from the video clip, this is a successful wholly organic farming enterprise which has been converting from conventional farming to organic farming, over the last few years, with remarkable success. The BrookVeg Farm stands out because of has put in place well-structured internal control systems (ICS) with a well laid out strategic and growth plan, overseen by a team of dedicated staff and a young and passionate leadership.
  • Among the highlights of BrookVeg Farm Ltd is their well planned and laid out value addition proposition masterplan which includes establishing facilities for oils extraction from various herbal plants, a distillery to serve drinks (made from the locally grown organic ginger and other organic products) supported by a specialty kitchen which will be open to guests and other visitors to the farm, among other long term value addition investments.
  • During the last few months interesting development related to promoting and expanding the organic space have unfolded; This include the recent endorsement of the value of organic herbal medicines in treating various ailments (listen to short video of King Charles), the health benefits of coffee drinking (especially organic coffee) and the journey towards organic coffee specialty outlets in Nairobi and environs as part of advancing ‘Goodness and Wellness’…concluding with great Coffee Jazz music!