Greenveld Farm is an operating 20-acre farm that is leased on a long-term lease from the Chirchir family by the Cheplaskei Rural Transformational Project. The project seeks to build the capacity of the community enhancing their ability to live dignified lives. We endeavor to do this through strengthening their social and economic livelihoods in ways that are culturally relevant and sensitive. There have been successful interactions with the community through entrepreneurship trainings, agricultural demonstrations, beekeeping trainings and poultry raising.
The area is made up of people from different ethnic groups but a majority being the Kalenjin. The residents of this area are mostly small-scale farmers engaging in crop and animal farming while others have ventured into small holder businesses.
We propose the development of a fully operational dairy farm that will allow opportunities for income generating activities that will support the funding of both the outreach and farm activities. The farm will also act as a resource farm that will give opportunity for area farmers to walk in and get trainings and also knowledge to help them in their own farming operation.
The weekly and daily interactions have proved to be very helpful and eye opening to what gaps are in the community and how can they be addressed. One need of the community that can be addressed is that of poverty. With continuous trainings and mentorship there is an opportunity to grow different households’ incomes and to help them be self-reliant and sustain livelihood.