Business deals and partnerships sealed

In this first quarter, a number of members have been able to share and do business with each other. Business deals have also been made and members have been very helpful in helping each other and giving business references where needed.

 

In this first quarter, a number of members have been able to share and do business with each other. Business deals have also been made and members have been very helpful in helping each other and giving business references where needed.

 

Business growth and partnership has been realized in the Dodoma BC in Tanzania. Jackson Massawe of Jackma Company Limited installed a refinery machine, which produces 10 tonnes of sunflower oil per day. Since he cannot do it alone, he is now partnering with all sunflower oil producers in Dodoma BC to refine the oil.

 

Still in Tanzania, Gerald Mgaya from Tan Mush Limited is selling mushroom seeds to Lucas Kaaya of West Kilimanjaro Dairy. Rose Maluila of Rohi Company Limited is sourcing for peas and potato seeds from Austack Mushi of Masaleni Linner Co. Limited.

 

From the Ethiopia Chapter, Abel Mekonen of Friendship agro industry will be supplying eggs to Yodit Hailu of kalos confectionaries and have already signed an agreement. The first 3,000 eggs were delivered last week and the second delivery is going to be a week after. The second business deal is one between Friendship Agro Industry and Abraham Mulu of Poultry Farm.

 

The deal is sort of a strategic supplier partnership for some of the poultry products. Friendship Agro will supply poultry equipment, feed and cages to Abraham. For the cages, Abrahams company will be the sole agent of Friendship Agro to distribute the product to the Northern region of the company.   Alemteshay Wongel who is in animal feed processing will be selling animal feeds to Abraham and Habtamu who runs a Dairy farm.

 

The Kenya Chapter has seen a number of members doing business with each other and cross border. Mary Mwangi will soon be doing business with Peter Ngaasa, after being invited for a learning trip in Tanzania in April on sunflower oil extraction and the refining process.  Mary will be delivering sunflower cake and Moringa to Christopher Irungu of Ava Chem Limited as raw materials for supplements for animal feeds. Nicky Nyamasyo will assist Mary Mwangi in marketing her sunflower oil.

 

Christopher adds, “I have been able to do business with Lydia Wahito of Nosim Agrodealers in Narok and Zachary Kariuki of Hai Tech Farm Supplies in Nakuru where I supply them with my feeds for sale. Through them, my business has registered some growth.”

 

He is also in the process of following up on a business deal where he will be selling the animal feeds to Uganda. He is in talks with George Mugula from Bee house products limited on how they can set up an animal feeds factory.

During the branding and packaging training in Nairobi, Nicholas Matsiko of High Mark Dairy Farm Uganda was able to link Anthony Ndirangu of Food Chain Millers Kenya to a farmer in Uganda with 6 hectares of cassava for his milling business. Anthony is currently in talks with the farmer to supply him with the cassava.

In February while after attending the business plan writing training in Kampala, Francescah Munyi from KOFAr Limited realized that her flight back home was not until a day after. With nothing much to do, Zackary Kariuki connected her with his friend Chris Kariuki who works in Uganda.

 

As they walked around in Kampala sharing what her business entails, Chris Kariuki and his three friends who own Blue Shift Capital in Nairobi got interested in her business. “They saw KOFAr’s potential to grow and invested in us by buying 25 per cent of KOFAr,” revealed Francescah.

 

They now have working capital to roll out sales activities. This means increased business.

 

AAA Secretary General Patrick Nalere said that, “It is great to note how much our members learn from each other through company visits. It has been proven that sharing experiences on how other businesses have grown, is one major way of enhancing better business management and increases profits and make a contribution to a country’s development.”