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Fruited Plains Benefit: November 3, 2018

Sunday, September 16th, 2018

Fruited Plains, Inc. is having a benefit on November 3, 2018 at the Coto de Caza Golf and Racquet Club. Planting Hope…Harvesting Dreams   We are working hard on becoming a sustainable non-profit and we need your help to get there.  Our goal is not only to help our farmers be sustainable, but for Fruited… Read More

Challenges, Brainstorming = Solutions

Sunday, September 16th, 2018

We just returned from Kenya on September 2nd and what a successful trip it was! Despite some challenges, our farmers see the impact growing and selling Passion Fruit can have on the lives of their families. They are starting to see their farms as an Agribusiness, providing a real income. We are hopeful that the… Read More

Passionate about Passion Fruit

Sunday, March 25th, 2018

This past trip, we were fortunate to be able to meet with the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ), the Ministry of Agriculture, Horticulture Crops Development (HCD) and both local and national government leaders to discuss the way forward to further assist small scale farmers.  GIZ has gracioulsly given Fruited Plains a grant to train… Read More

Farmers, Passion Fruit, Changed Lives…

Saturday, October 22nd, 2016

We are very excited to report that the Passion Fruit project has been extremely successful. We started with around 50 farmers growing Passion Fruit and by the end of 2016 we will have 200 and it is projected that by the end of 2017, we will have 400! We have had to expand our nursery… Read More

Harvest is Plenty

Saturday, April 16th, 2016

The Passion Fruit harvest is under way!  The farmers have been selling on average 1,000 pounds of Passion Fruit per week!  They are making more money than they have ever made for their hard work.  We met with the farmers in February and there are many more farmers who are lining up to receive the seedlings when they… Read More

The harvesting of Passion Fruit was under way.

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

As of December 2015, the harvesting of Passion Fruit was under way.  The harvesting will last through January. It is a huge success for the farmers and the buyer has been pleased with the output.  The farmers are making a great profit for their hard work.

Fruited Plains Agricultural Training Centre’s Fist Graduating Class

Sunday, September 14th, 2014

On July 26th, 2014 the Fruited Plains Agricultural Training Centre celebrated its 1st graduating class. The struggling farmers of Mt. Elgon gained knowledge on how to farm year round in order to provide food and income for their families. In addition to gaining knowledge in bio-intensive agricultural practices, they learned how to run their farms… Read More

Toror Iniative Project: Bigger and Better!!!!

Sunday, September 14th, 2014

This past January, the focus of our trip to Kenya was to find a buyer to purchase maize on behalf of the farmers of Mt. Elgon. We unexpectedly found ourselves in a meeting with a government organization called Horticultural Crops Development Authority (HCDA). They deal in all crops EXCEPT maize. We were asking ourselves, “Why… Read More

Export Import License

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

Fruited Plains has received its Export Import license from Horticultural Crops Development Authority (HCDA) in Kenya.  We will soon be exporting high value crops on behalf of the farmers on Mt. Elgon, Kenya.  This will allow the farmers to earn up to ten times the amount they have been able to earn in the past… Read More