Where we work

Female headed farm in the homelands/South Africa

Our locations

InnovAfrica spans six African countries: Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania and South Africa. Please use the map on the main page to learn more details about the project regions and the project related activities. 


The project is being implemented in Kombolcha and Meta Districts of Oromia region where the dominant farming system is cereal and vegetable-based mixed farming. Key constraints to agriculture in the region include poor market access, poor water harvesting technologies, lack of quality seeds, need for improved livestock breeds, prevalence of pests and disease and malnutrition.


In Kenya, the project is being implemented in the Central highlands and Mid-altitude eastern region where mixed crop livestock system and dairy systems are common. Farmers’ key challenges include erratic rainfall and frequent drought; low soil fertility; low income; inadequate livestock feeds; declining per capita land; and the high cost of fertilizers.


The areas to be covered in Malawi include Mzimba and Dedza Districts where farmers largely practice maize based farming systems and face challenges of poor market incentives and lack of rural finance schemes.


In Rwanda, the project is being implemented in Nyamagabe District in the southern and Kirehe District in the eastern parts of the country. The predominant farming system in these areas is crop-livestock farming with a focus on dairy cattle. The main challenges faced by the farmers are the declining pasture and forage availability.


The project is being implemented in Lindi District located in the southern highlands of the country and Rungwe District that is in the coastal lowland regions. The main farming systems in these regions are maize-based, rice, cassava and cassava-sorghum based farming systems.

South Africa

In South Africa, the project is being implemented in two sites within the country’s Free State. The main farming system is crop-livestock integrated farming and the key challenges faced by farmers are land tenure arrangements and low access to farm inputs and financial resources.