Problem

Kenyan farming hindered by expensive energy and fertiliser.

Solution

Harvesting locally grown croton nuts to provide cheaper, sustainable alternatives.

About the company

Eco Fuels Kenya (EFK) is an innovative social enterprise located in central Kenya, committed to sustainable agribusiness development through high-value renewable energy, and organic agriculture inputs. EFK’s business models source the croton nut, a nut indigenous to East Africa, from rural nut collectors and produce high protein seed cake for poultry feed, organically certified fertilizers and biofuel. As the first and only processor of croton, EFK promotes sustainable agroforestry systems, a no-waste manufacturing process for production, and clean energy agricultural products targeted at smallholder farmers, SMEs, and larger agribusinesses. Specifically, it creates additional income for thousands of collectors.

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Sector

Agriculture

Country Of Origin

Kenya

Current presence

Kenya

Cohort

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