SUGAR BEET FODDER
One kilogram commercial feed cost livestock farmers fifty shillings. It is equivalent to four kilograms of tropicalized sugar beet fodder that costs four shillings to grow. Sugar beet fodder saves farmers 90% on costs and increases milk yield and income by up to 60%.
ARE YOU GETTING VALUE FOR YOUR MONEY FROM COMMERCIAL FEED?
Dairy farmers reduce feed costs, increase their milk yield and incomes by growing and feeding dairy cows with high energy sugar beet fodder.
As a pig farmer you want to reduce your feed costs and increase live weight by growing high-energy, tropicalized and drought tolerant sugar beet fodder. We want to team up with you to make sure you succeed.
Boost your pig performance with sugar beet fodder.
Increase your goat milk and sheep live weight by feeding sugar beet fodder
IRDA is training Somalia farmers to grow & store sugar beet for livestock. Mitigating drought & creating sustainable wealth.
Drought tolerant .
Suitable for ASAL, Coast, Highlands and Lake Regions
IRDA is a People Centered, Sustainable Earned Income, Social Economic, and Environmental Impact Enterprise. Creating Shared Value.
Contracting sugar beet farming to poor subsistence farmers for sale to zero grazing dairy farmers who must buy all their feed requirements.
Both farmers segments improve their incomes sustainably to address the sustainable development goals.
How, Why, Where?
We leverage Predictive analytics, AI, Satellite remote sensing platforms to advice farmers on time, mitigate risks, reduce costs, improve their productivity and profitability.
Small holder farmers prepare their land.
Receive planting seed + fertilizer bundles.
Growth phase. Six months maturity.
Free technical support provided to farmers.
This smallholder farmer is on course to harvest up to one hundred and twenty tons of Sugar beet fodder / Acre. Rainfed. Improving Incomes
Operating in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania & Somalia.
IRDA sells inputs, precision agriculture mechanization, remote sensing, agronomy, irrigation, and crop offtake services to contracted smallholder farmers, particularly women and youth
Sustainable Development Goals
We use economic empowerment to eradicate extreme poverty, hunger, and gender inequality. Improved Incomes move the needle on all Sustainable Development Goals.
Centrallized Contract Farming Business Model.
We support both small holder sugar beet farmers and dairy farmers from land preparation to integrating sugar beet in dairy feeds to reduce costs, improve their efficiency and profitability.
Acess to Market.
IRDA purchases 100% of smallholder farmers’ harvest ex farm gate at the contracted forward price and settles promptly.
When women have money in their pockets, it drives other outcomes like better family health, better-educated children, lower birth rates, and more sustainable communities.
Disrupting Extreme Poverty.
Due to existing gender inequalities, women and girls are disproportionately vulnerable to climate change.
IRDA Contracts climate adaptation sugar beet farming to mitigate climate risks, create wealth, incomes and jobs, and reduce livestock farmers climate change drought threats
IRDA has created a new self-sustaining sector in Kenya’s economy, with a clear impact pathway for smallholder subsistence farmers and smallholder dairy farmers.