Farm Advisory Services

Farm Advisory Services

Agricultural Development Corporation, a Government Parastatal,was established through an Act of Parliament Cap 444 of 1986 ADC manages large scale farms in kitale, lakipia, Nakuru and at the Coast with the following roles:-

  • Multiplication of quality seeds for the Kenyan farmer.
  • Custodian of national livestock studs.
  • Transfer technology from research institutions to Kenyan farmer.
  • Support agricultural processing industries as a major producer of agriculture produce e.g. Seed, milk, wheat and maize etc.

In order to achieve its mandate, ADC is guided by the following Vision and Mission:

Vision:To be the prime mover and the leader in agricultural development in Eastern Africa and beyond.

Mission: To promote sustainable agricultural development and reconstruction in Kenya by initiating, assisting and expanding agricultural undertakings and enterprises through production and supply of quality seed, technological transfers and training in a sustainable and affordable manner.

In line with the ADC strategic objectives of promoting viable agricultural production and marketing through linkages and transfer of technology, the Corporation has establish Farm Advisory And Management Services Unit ( FAMS ) to assist the Kenya farmer undertake farming as a business activity and not just a traditional pass time. The unit is mandated to provide the following services to the farmers:-

  • Farm consultancy.
  • Provision of management through secondment of a manger
  • Direct management of farms.
  • Provide contractual services e.g. Tractor hire and transport.