Bakhonya Challenged Self-Help Group

Strengthening local food systems
SEED Starter Team Sustainable Agriculture Bungoma, Kenya

Bakhonya Challenged Self-Help Group focuses on the creation of organic food banks and improving value chains within the Kenyan food systems, with the goal of improving food security in the region. 

Bakhonya Challenged Self-Help Group aims to expand agricultural infrastructure and capitalise on emerging opportunities for strengthening food systems. This includes identifying promising indigenous crops with potential for value-addition. The enterprise also identifies and adopts promising technologies in order to retain more profits within the local economy, improve public health, and enhance economic and professional opportunities for farmers. 

Eco-Inclusive Impacts

Improving nutrition and increasing agricultural productivity by strengthening food systems.
  • Promoting environmental conservation and sustainable agriculture.
  • Developing markets for nutritious, organic produce. 
  • Improving public health and local living standards.
  • Promoting the diffusion of environmentally-friendly technologies. 
  • Generating employment, especially among smallholder farmers.
  • Improving agricultural infrastructure. 
  • Increasing farmland productivity.


This enterprise is supported through its partnerships with various stakeholders, ranging from national and international organisations, investors, research institutes, suppliers, governmental bodies, NGOs, other social and environmental enterprises and more.

The Bungoma County authorities provide access to networking and research platforms. 

The Ministry of Agriculture provides training, capacity-building, and networking opportunities. 

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Mr. Benson Alakonya Keya
Bakhonya Challenged Entreprises
Bungoma, Kenya
Tel: +254714637763

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