Neem Products

The following is a brief summary of a highly profitable, socially and economically impact full business venture. The project’s primary focus is the production, training and sale of organic fertilizers & pesticides for the East African region. The secondary business opportunity is the production of health care, consumer products as well as hardwood for building lumber. Both of these enterprises will provide business capacity building, broad and substantial job creation.

The developing world’s agricultural systems have been dominated and directed to benefit the interest and exploitation the Western world. We have been forced to use deadly chemical verses our traditional resources and methods of farming. In Africa there is a wide chasm between the application of the knowledge of the traditional farmers, the agricultural research science and the practical use of natural plant products for farming and consumer products.

This business venture will bridge the gap and coordinate the use of natural resources, scientific research, traditional knowledge and dramatically increase crop yields and profit from organic crops while substantially reducing the cost to prime consumers.

I started my extensive research of Neem (Muarobaini) and it’s application to organic farming four years ago. I have met with scientist at ICIPE, producers, processors and farmers. I have subsequently located a wealth of information on numerous documented natural products and methods of crop and soil protection and enrichment. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has been studying Neem since 1972 and Neem formulations have been approved by the EPA for insecticidal use.

Research has shown that the seed oil of Azadirachta indica (Neem) can control nearly 200 species of insects. Thus Neem is a broad spectrum pesticide and even compatible in efficiency with most chemical pesticides. Neem Oil is also highly cost effective. Just one litre of Neem Oil is required per spraying for the protection of two & a Half acres of crop.

I recently contacted ICIPE and was told that they are not producing Neem agricultural or consumer products but are receiving continuous request from farmers. My business and field research has revealed that the farmers in Kenya are in desperate need of substantially reducing their cost of crop protection and soil enrichment. They are complaining that approximately. (65 %) of their cost of production is chemical pesticides, fertilizers and their application.

The inflated costs of chemical products have caused many farmers to leave the business, reduce production, produce non food crops and start fish farms or other business. When farmers are advised of the basic benefits of Neem and the benefits of organic farming they are very eager to participate. Recently a major commercial exporting farmer from the Nairobi area and a collective from Wote have pledged major acreage to organic farming utilizing our program and we are setting up training.

The inflated costs of chemical products have caused many farmers to leave the business, reduce production, produce non food crops and start fish farms or other business. When farmers are advised of the basic benefits of Neem and the benefits of organic farming they are very eager to participate. Recently a major commercial exporting farmer from the Nairobi area and a collective from Wote have pledged major acreage to organic farming utilizing our program and we are setting up training.

Neem is just one of numerous natural plants that are effective pest control and soil enrichment. Organic agriculture protects the health of people and the planet by reducing the overall exposure to toxic chemicals from synthetic pesticides that can end up in the ground, air, water and food supply, and that are associated with deadly health consequences, from asthma to cancer. Because organic agriculture doesn't use toxic pesticides it is an easy way to dramatically reduce production cost, protect farm works, food crops, consumers and the environment.

The principal reasons historically for the lack of interest among farmers in the use of Natural Pesticides is due to lack of information, the transfer of Neem (Muarubaini) technology / research and the voluminous field data and farming know how. There is an urgent need to strengthen the lines of communications and collaborate with State Agriculture Departments and Universities, to disseminate information on Natural Pesticides, fertilizers and plant protection methods to farmers throughout the country.

Kenya’s 2030 plan calls for the dramatic increase in cotton production to support the reestablishment of the textile industry. Cotton is considered the world's 'dirtiest' crop due to its heavy use of insecticides, the most hazardous pesticide to human and animal health. Cotton covers 2.5% of the world's cultivated land yet uses 16% of the world's insecticides, more than any other single major crop.

The demand is being driven by Western apparel and textile companies that are expanding their 100% organic cotton program. The circumstances above demonstrate the demand and economic capacity for the sale of organic pest control and soil enrichment products.

Kenya’s 2030 plan calls for the dramatic increase in cotton production to support the reestablishment of the textile industry. Cotton is considered the world's 'dirtiest' crop due to its heavy use of insecticides, the most hazardous pesticide to human and animal health. Cotton covers 2.5% of the world's cultivated land yet uses 16% of the world's insecticides, more than any other single major crop.

The Nation of India has built both a cottage and huge commercial Neem industry. India’s model of Neem use & product development has established the economic viability of coordinating and utilizing the natural resources, scientific research to support domestic production use and export. The international export of Neem agricultural and consumer products is a Multi Million dollar enterprise.

This project will substantially benefit the countries global agricultural competitiveness and dramatically reduce the import of exorbitantly priced highly Toxic Chemicals. If you would like to contact us and learn more about this project or partner please reach us at:
Herman Bigham - 215 - 694 - 9006
or send us an email at:
info@toshekaproducts.co.ke