- Start with the County Government for easier access to the host and refugees, and to collect relevant business data
- Engage and employ locals so that they have ownership of the project
- Carry out due diligence of the politics of the area
- Collect as much data as possible and try to drop the donor tag to avoid being overcharged for services. Both locals and refugees expect a higher payment of services and products from companies with a donor tag
- Liaise with the Deputy County Officer and Liaison officers for a better understanding of the security issues
We expect that:
- Locals will be able to get more fresh produce at a lower cost.
- There will be more direct and indirect employment opportunities leading to the economic empowerment of the local people.
- There will be a transfer of modern farming knowledge to the locals.
- The creation of water points will minimise water scarcity.
We see ourselves as the largest producer and market of fresh produce in the area. Kakuma will move from being an importer of fresh produce to become an exporter. With improved
infrastructure and the discovery of more fresh underground water in the area, farming will become more viable.
Our aim is to feed the whole world by utilising a minimum of resources and saving water, and we were attracted to the available opportunities in the area; with the main point of attraction being the fresh produce market in the Kakuma-Kalobeyei area. The other main attraction point is the adaptability of hydroponic farming, as a preferable farming method because it uses minimal amounts of water and requires less manpower.