Bidco sourcing soya beans from farmers at good pri...

Bidco sourcing soya beans from farmers at good price.

Soya beans and sunflower farmers in Kenya have now a more ready market, thanks to Bidco Africa’s commitment to source directly from them at competitive price

This is good news to smallholder farmers in the country who have in the past forced to sell their produce to middle men at a throw away price due to lack of market access and knowledge

Bidco’s willingness to support local farmers has attracted interest from other corporate and state agencies including the Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) and the Ministry of Public Service and Gender who have pledged to facilitate farmers to produce more.

This initiative is expected to rejuvenate Soya beans production in the country with latest statistics from ICRISAT indicating that the country has annual deficit of 7000 metric tonnes.

While the Ministry of Public Service and Gender will engage in mobilizing local farmers especially women to grow those crops, KCB has committed train and also provide seed capital to youth groups in a bid to help them earn an income.

Currently, the country is producing 2000-5000 metric tonnes per year against domestic demand of 12,000 metric tonnes, forcing local companies like Bidco and Promidisor to import.

Speaking while signing the agreement with Sicily Kariuki, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Public Service and Gender, Vimal Shah, CEO Bidco Africa said that the deal benefits all parties.

‘’While we provide a competitive market for local farmers, we stand a chance to cut on high production cost due to massive import for raw materials’’, said Shah

He added that their aim is to redefine their association with farmers for a socially responsible and environmentally friendly enterprise that responds to locals’ needs.

The company will be buying a kilo of soya beans for Sh90-120, which is at least Sh30 more compared to the current market price.


  1. Malcolm makhanu

    4 November

    Hello my name is Malcolm makhanu from Bungoma Kenya I’m a soya farmer for know we have more than 10tones of soya bean ready for the market pliz how can we get in touch with this Bidco guys

    • dancun apeli maende

      25 November

      hello mr makhanu contact me on 0714670624 we can get to talk .i plz need to talk with u some thing very crucial

    • Hello, do you belong to a farming group? Or is this your individual production?

      • Gabriel Onyango

        15 May

        Hi Waswa, kindly contact Bidco oil directly.

  2. daniel

    8 December

    I have soybeans for sale,where is the market?-contact me on 0728223981

  3. Tom odhiambo okech

    15 December

    Am interested in soya farming and my farm is ready which variety do take plz let me know

  4. zipia mtabalefa

    21 December

    Need emails for buyers

  5. Ssamula Ronald

    25 July

    Am ssamula Ronald from Uganda and I have soya 2000 KGS and they are on sale

  6. joseph sande

    7 February

    at luanda town vihiga county….in need of 40 kg of soya beans and sunflower.. call 0791582655….cash ready

  7. memusi antonio

    9 February

    where can i get bulk soya oil.(edible)
    i need 100 metric ton of the soya oil!
    am online 0726365687

  8. Ruth

    17 April

    I am in need of information on where to buy the best seedlings for soybeans and how to get in touch with the bidco company buyers.

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