Fairoils is very proud of the grower projects it has established. These projects are a core part of Fairoils’ business and a well-run project creates a good outcome for all parties involved. Fairoils' grower projects enable small-scale farmers to grow on a larger scale by sharing knowledge, skills, and equipment to reach an otherwise inaccessible market. These projects are a fantastic way of encouraging communities to form strong bonds and create a long-term industry they can call their own.
Fairoils strongly believes that an excellent support structure is the best way of establishing a successful project, which will last well into the future. This is done with fair, negotiated prices, skilled field officers, education for farmers and community funds for health and education resources.
A Fairoils' project =
- A fair negotiated price (with a safety net) and annual third-party audits
- Skilled agronomists to ensure growing conditions are best matched to specific crops
- Appointed field officers to visit projects and provide assistance
- Education for farmers on best horticultural practices with new crops
- Community funds with a democratic structure & management to allocate to local resources such as health and education
KENYAN COAST - Lunga Lunga
Hugging the Indian ocean on the south coast of Kenya is a province called Kwale. Fairoils has established a large-scale outgrower project here which will create a whole new industry for this region, improving the lives of many small-scale farmers and their families. The project involves over 450 farmers with the primary crops as ginger, tea tree and eucalyptus citriodora, and will also include vetiver and lemongrass as the project matures.