Income from waste mango seeds for smallholders in Kenya

Income from waste mango seeds for smallholders in Kenya

Round 3 Kenya Agriculture, Manufacturing Completed



Partner contribution

$ 1,114,012

DFAT contribution

$ 585,688

Icon Total Funds

Total Value

$ 1,699,700

Start: June 2019 - End: June 2021


Best Tropical Fruits Ltd

Best Tropical Fruits is a private Kenyan company seeking market solutions to the excess soft fruits in Machakos and surrounding counties.

Machakos County Mango Value Chain Association

MCMVCA is a farmer association mandated to spearhead the commercialisation of mango in order to improve the livelihood of the farmers in Machakos county.

About this partnership

This partnership brings together Best Tropical Fruits (BTF), a private Kenyan company, and Machakos County Mango Value Chain Association (MCMVCA), a farmer’s association, along with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) to increase incomes of smallholder mango farmers in Machakos, Kenya. BTF will establish a processing plant to create products from waste mango seed and a new income stream for farmers. MCMVCA will work alongside BTF to improve the market access of its farmer members and identify constraints along the mango value chain. BTF’s business objective is to scale the enterprise to other areas in Kenya and other African countries.

This partnership aims to develop a scalable, sustainable, and commercially viable waste mango seed processing enterprise increasing incomes for smallholder mango farmers and contributing to a stronger and more effective MCMVCA.


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