Agar limited has been involved in several projects and initiatives intended at empowering communities in arid lands to be more resilient, by providing trainings, equipment and above all market access in order to build and diversify income. We have worked with NGOs such as CESVI and COOPI from 2017, we collaborate with FAO from 2019 and have been involved in projects led by World Vision Kenya from 2020.
We are also an executive committee member of the Gum And Resins Association (GARA) and collaborate closely with institutional partners like KEFRI, KFS, NEMA, NDMA and of course County Governments in Kenya and even Districts in Uganda. Our first grant was received from E4IMPACT in 2019, while in 2020 we received a grant of £100,000 from the British government through the Kenya Catalytic Job Fund (KCJF – 1 of 5 winners out of 850 applicants) in order to set up 100 acres of aloe plantations intended to build more income in arid lands communities, regenerate land and increase collection and production of Frankincense and Myrrh essential oils. In 2022, we received another grant from the Kenya Climate Innovation Centre (KCIC) to keep scaling up our operations in other counties in Kenya and we were accepted in the BBB program from YUNUS Social Hub and The Land Accelerator from World Resource Institute.