Kenya Institute of Organic Farming (kiof)

Kenya Institute of Organic Farming

Private College

Juja Constituency, Kiambu County

Accredited by: Technical and Vocational Education and Training Authority (TVETA)

About Kenya Institute of Organic Farming

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.

Mission

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.

Vision

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.

Why study at Kenya Institute of Organic Farming

Classes taught in a Kenya Institute of Organic Farming (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.

  • Certificate courses take 12 months plus 3 months field attachment
  • Diploma courses each take 2 semesters(16 weeks) plus 3 months field Industrial Attachments
  • There are two intakes per year, in April/May and September/October
  • Diploma Distance Learning and Short Courses are available
  • Accommodation and Board for students Available

Kenya Institute of Organic Farming History

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.

Courses offered at Kenya Institute of Organic Farming

Organic Crop Production

Kenya Institute of Organic Farming
Certificate

Organic Livestock Farming

Kenya Institute of Organic Farming
Certificate

Organic Soil Fertility Maintenance

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Certificate

Organic Pest Maintenance

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Certificate

Organic Gardening

Kenya Institute of Organic Farming
Certificate