At Kilifi Plantations, we promote the repopulation of forests, particularly with indigenous varieties which contain high nutritious and medicinal value, including: Neem, Moringa, Baobab, Avocado and Soursop.
Situated on the farm is Silanga Dam, a reservoir that we depend on for livestock and horticultural activities. We cultivate a variety of crops, including passion fruit, onions, tomato, watermelon, capsicum, amaranthus, kale and coriander. Avocado seedlings and bamboo have also been planted around the dam area.
The mushroom operation at Kilifi Plantations was started in 2014, as a collaborative pilot project with Pwani University. We grow grey and white oyster mushrooms that are sold either fresh or their goodness preserved as mushroom powder. They are grown in an eco-friendly and safe environment, producing some seriously tasty mushrooms. As we continue to scale-up the project, we are looking towards cultivating other varieties.
The farm is home to the biggest biogas plant in Kenya, transforming agricultural wastes in the form of cow manure, sisal and other organic waste into energy in the form of electricity and heat. For more information, visit www.biopower.co.ke