A kilogramme of soybeans costs 150 Kenyan shillings (1.3 US dollars) on the Kenyan market in September 2022. However, as of September 25, 2022, the farm gate price of soybeans in Kenya varies from 110 to 130 Kenyan shillings, or 0.95 to 1.12 US dollars.
Kenyan soybeans are farmed mostly in the western Kenya counties of Bungoma, Trans Nzoia, Busia, Kakamega, Homabay, Kisumu, Migori, and Siaya. These soybeans are completely GMO-free and of the finest grade. In the aforementioned places, soybeans can be farmed twice a year. Many Kenyan animal feed businesses have attempted to establish contract farming programmes in these areas, but their efforts have been intermittent, despite the enormous potential of these areas. Fertile soils, consistent rainfall, and an abundance of inexpensive labour are all readily available in these areas.
United Kenyan Farmers is one of the few players in Kenya that is assisting farmers in cultivating a plentiful supply of soybeans through the contract farming model. We supply farmers with seeds, fertiliser, and training so that they may produce soybeans on land larger than half an acre. We also sell contract farmers’ soybeans to animal feed manufacturers, grain exporting companies, local traders, and anybody else who is interested in soybeans consumption.
Soybean are fascinating bean. It is well-known for being a good protein source for both livestock and humans. Soybeans are high in essential amino acids, which rival those found in animal proteins. Soybeans are used by mega pig farms, poultry farms, fish farms, and even cattle farms all over the world to provide proteins to their animals, allowing them to grow quicker for market consumption. If you’ve ever visited a KFC location anywhere in the globe to savour their finger-licking good chicken, chances are they were fed soybean-based diets to make them grow bigger and testy.