The Integrated Development Partnership between WE4F East Africa Regional Innovation Hub and Miyonga

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Project title

The Integrated Development Partnership between WE4F East Africa Regional Innovation Hub and Miyonga

Project country/region

☐ East Asia & Pacific
☐ Europe & Central Asia
☐ Latin America & The Carribean
☐ Middle East & North Africa
☐ North America
☐ South Asia
Sub-Saharan Africa - Kenya

Project organisation

GIZ, Miyonga

Project description

Miyonga and the East Africa RIH’s partnership focuses on supporting farmers’ climate resilience efforts and piloting climate-smart food processing. Miyonga and the East Africa RIH provide contracted farmers with training on good agricultural practices. The training supports them in adapting to the effects of climate change, increasing their yield and decreasing pre- and post-harvest losses. Farmers also receive support to pursue organic certification, which will open up new markets and help meet the growing demand for organic products.

Processing fruits into dried or powdered products gives value to surplus and second grade fruits that are perfectly nutritious but would not make it to national or international markets. By using these previously lost crops, the contracted farmers are able to sell more of their harvest and increase their income.

Miyonga and the East Africa RIH partnership will also pilot a solar-powered mill and cold storage. These technologies will complement the mobile factory, making it a first-of-its-kind, green energy innovation. When fruits are delivered in bulk, the cold storage extends their shelf-life until they can be processed. The mill transforms dried fruits into fruit powder, adding even more value to second grade fruits and increasing Miyonga’s product range.

Project related to following sources of energy


☐ Biomass

☐ Biofuel

☐ Biogas

☐ Wind

☐ Geo-Thermal

☐ Hydro

Energy Efficiency

Other: Solar-powered mill and cold storage

Project primarily related to the following Commodity Groups

☐ Cereals

Fruits and vegetables

☐ Nuts and berries

☐ Forage

☐ Dairy products

☐ Meat products

☐ Oil Seeds

☐ Roots and Tubers

☐ Eggs

☐ Pulses

☐ Fiber Crops

☐ Forestry

☐ Sugars

☐ Stimulants

☐ Spices

☐ Other: /

Project primarily related to the following Agricultural Value Chain Steps

☐ Mechanization

Efficiency of Operation



☐ Controlled Atmosphere

☐ Controlled Temperature

☐ Mechanical Sorting


☐ Other: /

Additional Links


Climate resilience, Climate-smart food processing