Transu

Transu is an agribusiness company incorporated in 2013 with integrated operations that stretch from the farm to the market - buying produce from smallholder farmers engaged in the commodity supply chain.

The project

Transu runs an integrated business that includes contracting farmers, the purchase/aggregation of sorghum, soybeans and other cereals, supplying inputs to farmers, facilitating farmers for land preparation at cost and also in value addition and processing services.

Transue operate an integrated business that includes direct sourcing from farmers, purchase and aggregation of cereals, input supply, support for land preparation, value addition and agri processing.

Transu aggregates sorghum for East African Breweries Limited (EABL), soya beans for BIDCO and Promasidor and has a growing and supply contract with the end-market upon which Transu also signs contracts with farmers.

Despite tremendous growth in the demand for sorghum and soy beans, Transu has not been able to satisfy this demand due to various constraints along the soya bean and sorghum value chains. This includes, poor farmer organization, lack of access to quality inputs, disjointed marketing structure and low good agricultural practices (GAP) technical knowledge. Through the AgriFI project, Transu will address these constraints by implementing an integrated capacity building, input access and product sourcing model. This will see 12,000 farmers trained on sorghum and soya GAP, linked to credit, insurance and input service providers and will also provide for the establishment of strategic 30 collection centres in the targeted counties.

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IN BRIEF

Sector

Aggregation (sorghum, soya beans)

Target Smallholders

12,000

Target Jobs

146

Demonstration sites established

170

Collection centres established

30

Counties

Migori, Homa Bay, Kisumu, Siaya, Busia