A not-for-profit company based in Nairobi, Kenya. Our vision is that all farming households in sub-Saharan Africa become food secure.
Farm Input Promotions Africa (FIPS-Africa) is a not-for-profit company based in Nairobi, Kenya. Our vision is that all farming households in sub-Saharan Africa will be food secure.
We achieve this through the use of: small pack-sizes that are affordable to farmers; multiple technologies that address the diverse needs of farmers within the village; and through self-employed Village-based Advisors (VBAs) serving the communities in which they live. We work with a range of appropriate technologies including improved varieties of maize, beans, cowpeas, pigeon peas, sweet potato, cassava, vegetables, fruit trees, improved blends of fertilizer, methods for soil and water conservation, vaccines for chickens, chicken husbandry, and rabbit keeping.
The organization identifies keen, hard-working farmers at the village level and develops them into “agro-entrepreneurs”, called Village-based Advisors who provide inputs (such as improved seed), services (such as livestock vaccination) and advice on good farming practices to their community. These micro-businesses offer the double benefit of creating rural employment opportunities and building a sustainable system for delivering agricultural technologies.