Harvesting the fruits of success
Meru Greens Horticulture is selling high-quality produce to a booming domestic urban market, creating jobs and increasing the incomes of thousands of small-scale farmers on the foothills of Mt. Kenya.
Gerald and Rosemary Muthomi grew up in poor farming families on the foothills of Mt. Kenya. Determined to improve people’s lives, they became government agricultural advisors. But they soon realized that it wasn’t enough for small-scale farmers to grow more produce; they also needed opportunities to sell it to more lucrative outlets. So the Muthomis started a business to grow and sell a variety of fruits and vegetables to bigger, better-paying formal markets.