[Do not publich] Safi Organics

Providing affordable, organic fertiliser for rural farmers

2016 SAG-SEED Awards; SWITCH-Africa Green
Sustainable Agriculture

Farmers benefit from additional income by supplying farm waste products to Safi Organics rather than burning them. The enterprise processes this waste with a proprietary recipe into Safi Sarvi® branded fertiliser and sells the product back to the farmers, who in turn benefit from improved crop yield and income. The product reduces the required processing time of soil conditioner and increases long-term soil fertility.

Eco-Inclusive Impact

Safi Organics improves the overall livelihood of rural smallholder farmers and raises their income by 50%, through creating an additional revenue stream by purchasing of farm waste, reducing costs of organic fertilizer, and increasing long-term farm yields by 30%.

  • Improving the quality of life for smallholder farmers through higher yields +30% (USD120 per season).
  • Creating jobs in rural areas and reducing rural-urban migration.
  • Providing health benefits and contributing to employees’ pension plans.
  • Sequestering 1.5 tons of carbon emissions per acre of land.
  • Counteracting soil acidity and increasing soil fertility in the long term.
  • Reducing the burning of biomass waste in rural areas.


  • Improving long-term farm yields by 30%.
  • Increasing farmer income by 50% for 600 farmers so far.
  • Reducing production costs of organic fertiliser down to USD 0.3 per kg.



Safi Organics provides organic fertiliser for rural smallholder farmers that contributes to soil carbon storage. The Safi Sarvi® blend is derived from various types of local organic farm waste, and is transformed into soil conditioner through low-cost production.

Safi Organics Limited, is a for-profit company in Kenya that produces and sells organic fertiliser (SafiSarvi®).

Takachar, a US-based waste management organisation, has contributed to developing the technology and financing the organization.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology supports in quantifying the project’s impacts and improve workflow.