WHAT WE ARE CURRENTLY DOING
Currently we are running an agribusiness project that in Nakuru county on a small 3-acre farm where we have been growing cabbages for the last one year. We established an irrigation system to irrigate the crops during dry spells since the land is adjacent to a permanent river. This has made it possible to match the crops with high demand seasons, thus more profitable.
On distribution we have familiarized ourselves with several vegetable markets in different parts of the country, thereby overcoming most of the inefficiencies in the distribution chains in Kenya. we also have a 5-ton truck that use to distribute the crops to the markets and urban residential areas; this ensures we fetch the best possible prices for our crops improving the profitability of this project, and ensuring Kenyans have access to vegetables they need.
This project has been a success and we have acquired a lot of experience in the same, this has been a confirmation of our belief that we have a lot of potentials in Kenya and around the world especially in semi-arid areas as long as we are willing to invest in those areas. This is the reason we have felt compelled to take up the challenge and invest in these forsaken areas with the hope that our success will be a motivation for others to follow. And finally, together we shall achieve a food secure society.
WHAT WE WANT TO DO
There has been a lot of funds that have been devoted to mobilizing farmers to take up the challenge of unlocking the potential in semi-arid areas but there has been very little uptake of the same since most farmers in Kenya are old persons and are not willing to take up the risk, as the old saying goes you cannot teach an old dog new tricks.
Following our success in our small farm in Nakuru and the fact that we are a youth-owned company, we are willing to take the risk and unlock the potential in this area.
We are therefore looking to acquire 20 to 25 acres of land in machakos county or in mwingi along river tana and set up a modern mechanized irrigated farm (with greenhouses, open field farming and fish farming) to be a motivation and a model to others and to make an impact in our food security situation. We hope that this project will be a success and we will expand it to many more acres, synergize it and replicate it in other areas. We hope that the multiplier effect will even be bigger than the farm itself.
This is why we need your support
Access to capital in kenya especially among youth enterprises in a huge challenge and a hindrance to success of many transformative ideas.
We have therefore decided to use a different approach to raising the capital that we need. We are conducting cloud funding and looking for angel investors who are willing to jump-start us in this transformative journey. And this is where we are seeking your support.
We are looking to acquire 20 to 25 acres of land in Machakos county or in mwingi along river tana and set up a modern mechanized irrigated farm (with greenhouses, open field farming and fish farming) Our working budget is Ksh10,125,000 (USD 94,000)
This will jump start us in this transformative journey, we believe that it will be an exciting journey and many lives will be touched directly and indirectly and above all soon we will be a food secure society.
Let's Contribute Towards a BettersuccessfulFood secureSociety
Let’s unlock agricultural productivity Potential of Kenya We can produce Quality crops all through the year. Achieving food Security.
How we are Doing it differently
At HKING Limited, we have established ourselves on research and innovation in handling of our projects
Our Target areas: While many parties venturing into agriculture focus on the area that has sustainable rainfall and has always been under farming, we do not limit ourselves to such areas only, but we tackle even the semi-arid areas which have been highly abandoned despite their immense size and potential.
Our Experience: We are experienced in farming and we are not shying away from investing more into the research of better methods and better crops.
Our Approach: While many Africans approach agriculture casually and traditionally, we approach it with the seriousness it deserves keeping in mind our existence as a human race depends on it. We, therefore, employ modern technology and methods of farming to achieve high yields and conserve our environment.
Our Team: We believe in deploying a highly trained labor force, in order to achieve high-quality products for our consumers
Our Innovations: The changing climate change, technological advances, emerging and re-emerging health, food security issues amongst other factors, call for a rethink to traditional approaches to agriculture. HKING limited is constantly exploring new solutions to these challenges faced by humanity.
Synergy: Nature in itself exists in a synergized form, we make it our endeavor to replicate this synergy that is naturally occurring in our production, in order to minimize our environmental footprint and preserve our quality of life.
Our Products Range
Our products, we will practice mixed farming, where we will produce various crops such as
vegetables – Tomatoes, cabbages, spinach and other African vegetables
Fruits – such as water melons, oranges over time, and other fruits variety
Tubers – such as bulb onions, potatoes, carrots among others
Cereals – maize(corn), wheat, peas, beans and other cereals
Fish – we will do fish farming using the same water that we will be irrigated crops with.
Poultry – Over time we will establish poultry farming to avoid wastage of various byproducts
We will start with few products but gradually increase them as our land size increases also, we intend to start with about 25 acres so we will have a limited number of crops at this time but we hope that over time we will have several thousands of acres which will translate to more crop varieties to spread the risk and ensure we provide various food varieties which people need.