Partnership period: October 2014 – February 2018
ACHIEVEMENTS: More than 3,202 legume farmers applied BIOFIX to their crops on 640 acres of land.
PURPOSE: Meet the high demand among Kenyan farmers for BIOFIX, a rhizobial inoculant for legumes that increases yields by 40 percent.
APPROACH: MEA increased the amount of BIOFIX on the market by 50 percent during the program partnership by using Partnering for Innovation-funded upgrades to reduce production time from 21 to seven days. Moreover, MEA made BIOFIX available in a wider range of quantities — packages of 10, 20, and 50 grams — that make it more adaptable to Kenya’s widely varying farm sizes. MEA also provided demonstration plots, farmer training, and after-sales support.