Mixa Foods and Beverages is involved in agribusiness activities which include:-
- Growing of fruits, processing and marketing
- Processing of Milk to make Yoghurt, Maziwa lala and Ghee
- Grafting and budding of fruit trees
- Fabrication and use of cost effective equipment in food processing
- Training on the above aspects to communities and individuals who are interested in going to business
Growing of fruits, processing and marketing
We grow passion fruits and the farm produce is processed to make passion fruit juice and thus adding on the value and also preserving the fruit so that there is no farm wastage due to lack of market. The processed product is then marketed within Kisumu Municipality. Other fruit crops which we do not grow are bought from the market and processed. These include Mangoes, Citrus, Avocado and Pineapples.
Processing of Milk to make Yoghurt, Maziwa lala and Ghee
We process milk to make the above products thereby apart from adding value to the milk; the milk is preserved such that it does not have to be sold the same day it is milked from the cow. The nutritional condition of the community where we operate is also improved.
Grafting and budding of fruit trees
When fruit trees are propagated from seeds, it takes too long for the plants to produce fruits. Grafting and budding ensures that the plants produce fruits within 18 months of planting. The procedure also helps to improve varieties. The seedlings resulting in this procedure fetch an average of Ksh 100 compared to non grafted or budded which fetch an average of Ksh 10. The entrepreneur is therefore able to get a huge profit within a limited period of time and moreover the procedure does not require a big land area such that it can be done even with very little land.
Fabrication and use of cost effective equipment in food processing
We make equipment for food processing that includes Peanut Sheller, Peanut Roaster, Peanut Decorticator and Peanut Miller.
These equipment aids in peanut processing to produce peanut butter. Moreover, the Sheller reduces tremendously the tedious work involved in peanut shelling and frees the farmer’s hands to perform other duties.
Our fabricated equipment is a relief to the community we operate in and the surrounding districts due to use of the equipment at our premises and there are a number of individuals especially women who buy peanuts and process in our facility at a small fee. Because we collaborate with other non governmental and governmental bodies, other groups far and beyond our location also benefit from MFB services.