Eden Oils

Eden Oils Limited refines, packages and wholesales high-quality edible palm and soy oils to distributors, who sell directly to consumers through non-traditional retail channels. Eden Oils target customers are low-income households in urban and peri-urban areas across Kenya while the secondary target customers for the by-products of edible oils refining process are industrial soap processors and animal feeds manufacturers.

The edible oil industry in Kenya is plagued by price fluctuations and high prices above the reach of even the working-class population. This is attributed to over reliance on imported crude oils and use of costly distribution channels mainly through traditional grocery retailers and supermarkets. Thus, a large market for safe, quality and affordable edible oil products is not being met for the poor and lower income earners.

The project

With support from AgriFI, Eden Oils Limited is:

  • Increasing the production and improving quality of soybeans in the country by promoting production at the smallholder farmers level through capacity building in good agricultural practices and offering of extension services.
  • Providing market for soybeans for the contracted smallholder farmers and offering quality edible oil products to lower income earners at affordable prices.
  • Increasing access to credit for the smallholder farmers by developing and improving appropriate agribusiness financial products, disseminating information on appropriate financial products to farmers and facilitating linkages to financial institutions.

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IN BRIEF

Value chain

Soybean

Land under Climate- Smart Agriculture

1,618 acres

Smallholders reached

8,000

Target Jobs

259

Counties

Kilifi, Kitui, Kakamega and Busia