Ikonic has partnered with various NGO’s locally to promote the welfare and vision of small scale farmers as well as that of large scale farmers. Ikonic Ltd partnered with The USAID-Kenya Agricultural Value Chain Enterprises (KAVES). Their project’s goal is to increase to improve the livelihood of Kenyans, ensure food security and nutrition, yield productivity and incomes of smallholders and other actors along the value chain, through creation of an enabling environment and ensuring sustainable natural resource management. It is envisaged that USAID-KAVES and Ikonic Ltd. target to enhance incomes for 50,000 smallholder farmers across 22 counties.
The programme is being implemented in Kisumu, Siaya, Homabay, Kisii, Nyamira, Bomet, Kericho, Nandi, Uasin-Gishu, Marakwet, Bungoma, Busia, Vihiga, Kakamega, Migori, and Trans Nzoia, Meru, Tharaka-Nithi, Machakos, Kitui, Taita Taveta, and Taita-Taveta. The project will make interventions that rectify specific constraints and inefficiencies in the production, processing and marketing of 10 value chains; maize, Irish potato, sweet potato, banana, sorghum, pulses, groundnut, french beans, mango and passion fruit. The farmers proudly boast of the benefits of Ikonic machines as well as the support from the USAID.
Ikonic has as well partnered with Qwetu Sacco as credit partners who aid the smallholder farmers purchase the farm machinery on credit, and K.C.T Traders who provide sale of farm machinery to farmers, on hire purchase terms. With this stride, various payment options are provided to farmers to choose from, according to which suites best.