Miramar Foundation’s other key pillar is on Agriculture and food security. The essence of the Agricultural pillar is to support innovative farming methods …
Miramar International Foundation’s other key pillar is education. As Nelson Mandela says, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

Our Projects

Smart Farming in Agricultural Hubs

Within Nairobi and the surrounding counties in Kiambu, Kajiado and Nyandarua, MIF has set up farms for commercial production of both leafy and fruit vegetables. Being the first of its kind in the region, MIF set up a Aeroponics Potato seed production unit in Nyandarua. The local farmers are now assured of supply of disease free and high yielding potatoes and are enjoying bumper harvest season in and out.

ASAL Farming

Through hydroponics farming, MIF has been able to champion technology integrated agriculture in Turkana, Mandera, Makueni and Isiolo Counties. The most vulnerable community members were targeted such as the Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs). By the end of the trainings, these communities had acquired the technical know-how for production, and currently ongoing with production for their own consumption and retail.

Smart Farming In Informal Settlements

Through various partnerships with both local and international organizations, we have trained farmers in Mukuru Informal settlement in Smart Farming and distributed Smart farm units within the settlements.  MIF has increased food production through the set-up of simplified drip vertical hydroponics system to cater for subsistence food demand. MIF also intends to support the set-up of hydroponics units for the school feeding program.

ASAL Areas

Greenhouse Activity

Mukuru

Harvesting

Our Impact

  • Farmers Trained
  • Greenhouses Constructed
  • Refugees Empowered

In the last 5 years Miramar has trained over 10,000 farmers in hydroponics farming. These trainings have covered Mombasa, Kilifi, Baringo, Nairobi, Machakos, Makueni, Marsabit, Kiambu, Laikipia, Kajiado, Narok, Tana River and Kwale Counties.

Additionally, Miramar has constructed over 1000 hydroponics fodder sheds and over 300 hydroponics greenhouses.

In 2021 MIF worked to train and empower 92 refugees and host community members in hydroponics farming in Turkana County- one of the arid regions in Kenya. Set up of hydroponics production units in 6 different sites in Kakuma township, Kakuma refugee camps and the Kalobeyei Settlement saw members of both the refugee and host communities able to produce fruiting and leafy vegetables for commercial and subsistence purposes.