Our Farm is a collective of amazing people committed to playing their part in contributing to society.

Yellow Grove Farms was the brainchild of our founder Yebeltal Getachew. Although not previously a farmer, his passion for gardening, nature and environmental sustainability led Yebeltal and his wife Selamawit Alemayehu to partner with commodity trading friends David Okoth, Michael Kedeng’e and Kevin Otieno in 2019, to establish Yellow Grove Farms. The farm soon attracted seasoned agriculturists and today has a well-versed management team.

Starting with the propagation and export of summer flowers, based on local demand we increased our portfolio to include the production of large scale commercial silage for use in dairy farming and also entered the soya beans market to address food security.

Our vision is to build a culture of integrated farming, both within Yellow Grove Farm and beyond to large and small-scale farmers who are our predominant target market. A culture that is cost effective to ensure price affordability while also guaranteeing high quality and superior products.

Our Team

We are a team of unconventional problem solvers.

OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

Kevin Otieno

Kevin is a committed agripreneur who holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Catholic University of Eastern Africa. While Kevin started his career as an Insurance Broker, his passion was firmly rooted in the agriculture industry. He founded and self-funded Chriven Enterprises, a fresh fruit and vegetable export company. Kevin also co-founded Thithi Roses Ltd, a consolidator of export quality roses selling in Japan, the Middle East and Australia. Soon afterwards his expanding expertise in export services led to a partnership with Elpis Farms Limited, Naivasha. Kevin’s operational proficiency and strong analytical skills provide Yellow Grove with insight into the changes in agribusiness and agricultural development. 

FARM MANAGER

Andrew Khaemba

Experienced agricultural professional with expertise in farm management, Andrew holds a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering degree, a National Diploma in Crop Husbandry and a Certificate in agriculture and rural development.  Andrew began his career in 1996 as a Senior Team Leader with CDC/Home Grown Company Limited. Over the years, Andrew has held progressively senior roles in the area of flower farming. These include Farm Manager at Afriscan Kenya Limited, Elpis Farms Limited and Galaxy Flowers Limited where he has successfully managed farms of 20-35 Ha and managed labour forces of 200-340 workers. While at Elpis Farms Limited, Andrew was the recipient of the IFTEX Best Grower award.

PRODUCTION MANAGER

David Tata

David has worked in agriculture for over 20 years with expertise in tasks such as crop protection and nutrition. Beginning his career as a store keeper and pre-mixer in 1998, David went on to take up increasingly senior roles including Assistant Farm Manager at Ndykak Farm Nakuru and thereafter, Farm and Sales Manager at Makinia Enterprise, Kitale. From 2016 David specialized in production operations, initially at Elpis Farms and thereafter at Galaxy Flowers before joining Yellow Grove Farms in 2019.

ACCOUNTANT

Dennis Omondi

An accounting professional with extensive Audit experience and expertise in large-scale financial management, Dennis has worked across industries in his capacity as a Certified Public Accountant.  His professional career began as an Accountant at Evabo Enterprises Limited. This was followed by just over 3 years as a Senior Audit Assistant with Mugo Wambugu & Associates. Dennis then joined Afro-Grains (East Africa) Limited where he managed the firm’s entire accounting cycle.

 

In addition to the management team, Yellow Grove Farm is staffed by graders, pickers and other farmworkers who all possess a passion for agriculture and the environment in general. 

Names (L to R): Fidelis, Terence, Ezekiel, John, Sharon, David and Andrew

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