About Kutoka Ardhini
Kutoka Ardhini grows and purchases plant based natural ingredients for the production of vegetable and essential oils. These crops are either distilled or pressed into essential and vegetable oils for the cosmetic, nutritional, flavor/fragrance, and aromatherapy industries.
Kutoka Ardhini sources a growing number of products through an intensive, hands-on, contracted, supply relationship with thousands of rural smallholder farming partners throughout Kenya. Additionally Kutoka Ardhini has a number of commercial farming operations in under-served communities providing meaningful employment opportunities for hundreds of people in various locations throughout Kenya. The current project areas include:
Lunga Lunga Sub County - Kwale
In Lunga Lunga Sub County (Kwale) Kutoka Ardhini is involved in a large-scale commercial farming operation focused on the production of ginger, eucalyptus citriodora, tea tree, geranium, patchouli, lemon verbena, and vetiver. In addition to the commerical farming operations, Kutoka Ardhini has a network of nearly one thousand smallholder farmers supplying similar raw materials.
Mount Kenya - Nanyuki
Kutoka Ardhini has an extensive network of small holder farmers in and around Nanyuki on the slopes of Mount Kenya growing geranium, oregano, eucalyptus radiata, and tea tree. Additionally pink pepper and cypress are wild harvested through controlled and sustainable value chains providing additional income streams for rural communities.
Kutoka Ardhini contracts with hundreds of avocado and macadamia nut farmers in the region of Thika sourcing tens of thousands of kilos of fruits and nuts that are then processed into both organic and conventional vegetable oils for the export market.
Mara - Narok
Kutoka Ardhini contracts with commercial growers in Narok County to produce thyme, oregano, tea tree, and ginger.
Our sister company, Fairoils EPZ, has a large Fair for Life certified factory in Athi River where various plant materials are processed into oil for export to Europe, Asia, and the United States.
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