“Farming as a family business”
RPOs Personnel Trained
MACE focuses mainly on four enterprises for purposes of business.
Maize and Beans
High value horticultural crops.
Banana and its products.
Cross cutting issues.
MACE's mission of providing the most effective and efficient agribusiness development services to members refer to:
- Provision of quality inputs to facilitate agricultural production activities.
- Bulking and marketing of the members produce.
- Providing capacity building support to members to enable them improve agricultural production by facilitating adoption of good agricultural practices in specific value chains, post-harvest handling of produce, addressing financial literacy, health and gender relations among others.
- Providing value addition services to members by way of milling produce so as to increase the value passed on to the members and also market finished products.
This diagram illustrates the integration and functioning of critical MACE institutional arrangements in order to maximize service delivery to the farmers. MACE consists of 140 Rural Producer Organizations’ (RPOs), which organize production, Manyakabi Area Cooperative Enterprises (MACE) which handle the bulking, adding value and marketing, VSLA which provide financial services. VSLA are the farmers’ financial institutions for all the RPOs. VSLA are created by individual farmers and RPOs. The members participate through buying shares, savings and ideas in their financial Associations. In turn, they expect financial services such as keeping savings, loans and insurance. VSLAs savings help members to meet their immediate financial needs thus enabling them to collectively bulk and market their produce.
Fastest Growing Company 2020
We are honoured with the most prestigious Fastest Growing Company Award - 2020.