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Miyonga Fresh Greens

Miyonga Fresh Greens is an award-winning Kenyan family-owned agribusiness, established in 2014 with the aim to reduce food waste and mitigate hunger. They produce high quality fresh and dried fruits, dried fruit powder, herbs and vegetables, which are exported to Europe, UK and South Africa. They support over 2400 fruit and vegetable growers in Kenya, whom they offer agricultural training, help with certifications and food safety requirements, value addition and facilitate access to international markets.

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Miyonga's dried fruits

Miyonga produces both conventional and naturally dried fruits: mango, pineapple, banana, coconut, jackfruit and papaya, as well as fruit powders: moringa, baobab, turmeric, ginger, banana, cassava, chilli. Their products contain no artificial additives, flavourings or sulphites, making them a healthy snack choice or food ingredient. The natural fruit powders have a long lifespan and don’t lose their nutritional value. They can be used for flavouring porridges, smoothies, yoghurts, for baking cakes or making salad dressings. 

 

Miyonga’s mangos are sourced from the Kenyan Coast Province, where they have been cultivated for centuries. They are handpicked from succulent apple, dodo and Ngowe mangos, which are extremely rich in flavour. In addition to bulk exports, Miyonga currently sells its mangos in Germany, through their retail partner Manuyoo and under a private label Miyonga Dried Mango.

Miyonga's social and environmental impacts

Miyonga implements a CSR programme Wheeling Fruits. From farmers and cooperatives they purchase second grade fruit, which would normally be wasted. Lower quality fruits are dried or turned into powder and sold at a higher markup, which increases farmers’ income.
 

In order to mitigate food loss, Miyonga Fresh Greens is also piloting climate-smart food processing facilities together with the East Africa Regional Innovation Hub. Since October 2020, they have provided a mobile factory, containing solar-powered mills, dryers and cold storage units to Kenyan farmers. Instead of transporting fruits to Nairobi for drying and processing, farmers can bring their harvests to local aggregation sites, which reduces the GHG emissions. The mobile factories provide new job opportunities for local villagers, who can process fresh produce.

Miyonga's partners
  • East Africa Regional Innovation Hub, Water and Energy for Food programme

  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

  • Sinapis, Kenya

  • Kenya Climate Innovation Center (KCIC)

  • Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM)

  •  Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Kenya

  • Kenya Export Promotion and Branding Agency (KEPROBA)

  • Kenya Catalytic Jobs Fund (KCJF)

  • Kenya Industrial Research and Development Institute (KIRDI)

  • German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Lab of tomorrow programme