CEFA - European Committee for Training and Agriculture (Lead Partner)
CEFA began operating in Kenya in 1990, with projects of food security, nutrition, rural development, and rehabilitation / construction of production infrastructures (irrigation canals and systems, food processing and processing units, etc.) CEFA's interventions are aimed at achieving food self-sufficiency, promoting social and economic development, and meeting the basic needs of the local population, combining actions aimed at supporting agricultural production with social and cultural actions.
AVSI-(People for development)
AVSI Foundation is an international NGO founded in 1972 and works in 39 countries around the world. AVSI is a registered NGO in Kenya since 1986 with a presence in 31 counties in Kenya. Its method is based on the protection and recognition of the dignity of each person at the center of every project. AVSI works in the sectors of Education, Agriculture and Food Security, Economic empowerment, Child protection, Energy and WASH.
E4Impact Foundation is a spin-off of ALTIS, the Graduate School of Business and Society of the Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Milan, Italy), the largest private university in Europe. Promoted by the Universita Cattolica and a group of leading companies in Italy, E4Impact has a deep knowledge of the African entrepreneurial ecosystems, gained thanks to its 7 Offices in Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Tunisia, Uganda and Zimbabwe, as well as through its MBA Courses in 20 African Countries. This enables the Foundation to design interventions in line with the UN 2030 Agenda, which are significantly relevant to the local context. The E4Impact Accelerator offers Kenyan startups a premium acceleration experience that is action-oriented, customized and results driven, with the aim of growing their enterprises & scaling impact, through facilitating Investment and market linkages to regional and international markets.
Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS)
The priority of the Kenyan-Italian cooperation is the fight against poverty, with particular attention to rural development, water and health, together with specific interventions in the field of rehabilitation of degraded urban and suburban areas.
The Agency headquarters are in Rome. AICS runs another base in Florence and 20 field offices worldwide for assessing local needs, implementing development initiatives, monitoring results and building partnerships on the ground.
COLLABORATION WITH LOCAL INSTITUTIONS
Governments of the Counties (Nyeri, Meru, Kiambu, Murang’a,Embu,Machakos,and Bungoma)
Support the project in the selection of Associations Beneficiary cooperatives
- Act as a link / reference between the project and the beneficiaries.
- Participate in the Project Management Committee.
Coffee Research Institute
- Develop a training manual on the adoption of smart technologies that are sustainable and efficient.Carry out chemical-physical analyzes of soil and leaves in the coffee production areas subject to the intervention and identify fertilization plans and pesticide treatments according to Integrated Defense models.
- Prepare and participate in training activities for trainers.
Dedan Kimathi University College - of Technology (KUCT)
- Participation in the training course of tasters
- Selection of technicians for the maintenance of the equipment for the tasting workshops