Team Jali Maslahi

South Kinangop, Kenya

Our Team

What Does 'Jali Maslahi' Stand and Stand Up For?? / Published December 12, 2016 by Maryanne Muriuki

What Does 'Jali Maslahi' Stand and Stand Up For??

Jali Maslahi comes from Swahili.
‘Jali’ stands for ‘care for’.
‘Maslahi’ is Swahili for ‘welfare’ or ‘needs’.
Therefore, Jali Maslahi is a team working towards rural development and sustainability.
How are we going to achieve this?
We are at all stages from ground preparation to potato sales, and land rotation after harvest.
We advocate for clean seed, and the need to tackle bacterial wilt in the potato crop in South Kinangop. Our traditional methods of harvesting with the hoe (jembe) damage 40% of the produce, and 20% extra is left under the ground. This means we only get to harvest 40%.
With years of poor road infrastructure, it is sad to see our produce rot in our farms, while some communities in Northern Kenya are suffering from food shortage due to famine. This was highlighted in 2011 on the news. The situation has changed so slightly. It is why over a year now, Jali Maslahi has worked closely with a company, David Hollier Kenya Ltd, researching on what variety of potato to plant, and how to go about it, as well as potato diseases. This and more we will share with you in our next blog post!!!Keep it locked!!!

We Feed The City / Published December 8, 2016 by Sharon Muriuki

We Feed The City

South Kinangop is on the southern tip of Nyandarua County. It is on a plateau. It borders the majestic Aberdare Ranges and the magnificent Rift Valley. Sasumua dam is situate here. Water from the dam is piped to Nairobi, Kenya's capital. Most of the potatoes, cabbages, carrots,peas and fruits consumed in Nairobi are grown in Kinangop

Our Mission

Our mission is to improve potato farming practices in South Kinangop, Kenya, as well as ensure its sustainability for current and future generations.

Our Background

All our parents are potato farmers, and the sale of this produce got us to school. We care about improving this farming, because it is the livelihood for 82% of South Kinangop's residents, who are informally employed. We want to teach farmers on the importance of clean seed, and better harvesting, and preventing and avoiding bacterial wilt, which has affected our crop, and is threatening our future in potato industry.

What Does 'Jali Maslahi' Stand and Stand Up For?? / Published December 12, 2016 by Maryanne Muriuki

What Does 'Jali Maslahi' Stand and Stand Up For??

Jali Maslahi comes from Swahili.
‘Jali’ stands for ‘care for’.
‘Maslahi’ is Swahili for ‘welfare’ or ‘needs’.
Therefore, Jali Maslahi is a team working towards rural development and sustainability.
How are we going to achieve this?
We are at all stages from ground preparation to potato sales, and land rotation after harvest.
We advocate for clean seed, and the need to tackle bacterial wilt in the potato crop in South Kinangop. Our traditional methods of harvesting with the hoe (jembe) damage 40% of the produce, and 20% extra is left under the ground. This means we only get to harvest 40%.
With years of poor road infrastructure, it is sad to see our produce rot in our farms, while some communities in Northern Kenya are suffering from food shortage due to famine. This was highlighted in 2011 on the news. The situation has changed so slightly. It is why over a year now, Jali Maslahi has worked closely with a company, David Hollier Kenya Ltd, researching on what variety of potato to plant, and how to go about it, as well as potato diseases. This and more we will share with you in our next blog post!!!Keep it locked!!!

We Feed The City / Published December 8, 2016 by Sharon Muriuki

We Feed The City

South Kinangop is on the southern tip of Nyandarua County. It is on a plateau. It borders the majestic Aberdare Ranges and the magnificent Rift Valley. Sasumua dam is situate here. Water from the dam is piped to Nairobi, Kenya's capital. Most of the potatoes, cabbages, carrots,peas and fruits consumed in Nairobi are grown in Kinangop

Our Team

Our Mission

Our mission is to improve potato farming practices in South Kinangop, Kenya, as well as ensure its sustainability for current and future generations.Read More

Our Background

All our parents are potato farmers, and the sale of this produce got us to school. We care about improving this farming, because it is the livelihood for ...Read More

The information contained here represents student project ideas developed as the result of brainstorming activities during Round 1 of the TFF Challenge. It does not represent any final business plans or commercial products.