The Kenya Institute of Organic Farming (KIOF) is a non-governmental organization operating throughout Kenya and the Eastern Africa region.
It is not operated for profit or other commercial purposes but exists solely for the benefit of the public at large by promoting rural development and education in organic agriculture and related marketing services.
The Institute is located in Juja town on the ultramodern Nairobi-Thika Superhighway.
To be a lead institution for the universal adoption of organic agriculture. KIOF is a pioneer and leader in organic agriculture and is committed to seeing global adoption of organic agriculture through training in organic practices, processing of organic pesticides, manufacturing of biomedicine, and marketing of both fresh and dried organic produce and livestock.
To promote organic farming through training, producing, processing and marketing of organic produce for a healthy lifestyle and economic empowerment. Farmers get advice on how to grow a different type of crop and also on how to ensure their fields remain fertile and productive all the time, using an organic form of farming.
Classes taught in a KIOF agricultural education curriculum include horticulture, land management, turfgrass management, agricultural science, small animal care, machine and shop classes, health and nutrition, livestock management, biology courses among others.
The Kenya Institute of Organic Farming was officially established in 1986 to train and promote organic farming methods, mainly among smallholder Kenyan farmers.
Initial programmes carried out in the former Central and Eastern Provinces of Kenya proved successful as they encouraged low-cost farming.
As a result, organic farming became exceedingly popular, leading to rising demand for general information and training on organic agriculture from all over East Africa.
Currently, KIOF promotes practical training to farmer groups, KCSE level students and other rural youth.