About

About Us

Manor House Agricultural Centre (MHAC) was established in 1984 in response to a three-year drought that caused severe hunger in many areas of rural Kenya, which precipitated the need for new approaches to farming.

 

A NON-PROFIT TRUST

MHAC is a non-profit Trust dedicated to improving the sustainable well-
being of rural small scale farmers.

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Relying on Agriculture

75% of Kenyans make their living from farming.

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Small-scale farmers

85% of the farmers are small-scale farm holders.

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Family Farmers

Family farmers hold an average of 1.1 hectares of land.

TRAINING PROGRAMMES

We offer a variety of training programmes on Biointensive Agriculture. The training programmes range from week-long short-term programmes all the way to comprehensive two-year diploma programmes.

We also offer other support programmes that give an all-rounded education to an aspiring agriculture practitioner.

OTHER PROGRAMMES

Besides our training programmes, we conduct outreach programmes to farmers and perform research on biointensive agriculture.

Our outreach and extension programmes are about providing information and skills to the small-holder farmers we serve.

Our research activities are conducted on our farm as well as on-station with farmers. The knowledge we acquire from research is immediately transferred to farmers in the communities we serve.

Our FACILITIES

MHAC is situated on a 41.5 acre farm that has training, research and conference facilities. It is a great location for the development of Biointensive Agriculture practices.

SAVE OUR RIVERS

We strongly advocate for the protection and preservation of our natural resources.  Join us in educating our people about the consequences of their activities and what they can do to preserve river systems.

Our TRUSTEES

MHAC is managed by a board of trustees.

Dr. Kiran Shah

Dr. Kiran Shah

Chairperson

 

McDonald Wekesa

McDonald Wekesa

Member

 

Priscilla Noyce (Polly)

Priscilla Noyce (Polly)

Member

 

PROF. WILSON YABANN

PROF. WILSON YABANN

Member

 

JOSEPH WEKUNDA

JOSEPH WEKUNDA

Member

 

MARY TONJE

MARY TONJE

Member

 

APONDI NYANGAYA

APONDI NYANGAYA

Member

 

DAVID MWANGI

DAVID MWANGI

Director / Secretary to the Board

 

VISIT US

Weekdays

8AM -5PM

Address

Manor House Agricultural Centre

along the Kitale - Kinyoro road, Trans-Nzoia County

Contact

Phone

+254 722 744 927 or +254 731 483 793 

+254 20 209 4740

Mail

info@manorhouse.or.ke

POSTAL Address

Manor House Agricultural Centre

P.O Box Private Bag Kitale (30200)