Ustawi is the Swahili equivalent for wellness; a wholesome wellness that can only be enjoyed by an empowered lot. By definition Ustawi refers to the active process through which people become aware of and make choices towards a more successful existence. It is a conscious, self-directed and evolving process of achieving full potential
Ustawi Afrika is an entrepreneurial ecosystem that creates dynamic linkages, offers real-time, technology-driven solutions to persistent issues, and strategic partnerships for a collective approach to sustained empowerment
At least 38% of crop producers in the country grow maize. It is the most common food, a staple for a staggering 85% of the population
Beans are extremely popular legumes worldwide, and are in fact a staple food in Kenya, second only to maize. Ustawi intends to aid bean farmers to not only increase yield but also to teach them when to grow for optimal returns.
Sorghum is Africa's second most important cereal, behind the omnipresent maize. It is an attractive option for Kenyan farmers because it is naturally heat and drought-resistant, meaning it can be grown in quite a few areas. This broadens the number of farmers that Ustawi can impact
The National Potato Council of Kenya estimates that potatoes are the second most important food and cash crop in the country, second only to maize. Ustawi aims to be a collaborator to potato growers, who often are unable to find markets, evidenced by the relatively low ratio of value from potato sales to the economy vs the number of potato producers.
Ustawi provides farmers with prerequisite training and materials to get fish farms going efficiently
Dairy farming can be described as the process of converting feeds into milk. To this end, Ustawi aims to educate farmers on how best to maximise their yields, be it via the right choice of feeds or even the best choice of gene pools to pick from.
Most people associate poultry with chicken, and rightly so. However, there are a lot more options, as the recent surge in popularity of quail farming shows. Unfortunately, as the quail farm also showed, without a good way to get your produce to the market, it can be disastrous. This is where Ustawi comes in
Pork is the most widely consumed meat product in the world, accounting for about 36% of all meat production. Ustawi works with farmers to teach them how to breed pigs that are desirable, healthy and safe to consume.