Posts Tagged ‘tissue culture in africa’

FAIM Recognized in USDA blog

Saturday, January 26th, 2013

United States Department of Agriculture writes about FAIM in their blog.      Planting Seeds of Prosperity 

I want to make note that FAIM has not received any grant funding from any USDA program. We are funded by social investors and, soon to join our group, Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC is a U.S.development finance institution). FAIM was awarded funding from Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund.

plants for food security

Potting Day

 
Planting some of our tissue culture plants into larger containers. FAIM has banana, apple banana, passion fruit, tamarillo and pineapple plants for Rwandan farmers or shipping into nearby countries.

Contact us for pricing and availability.

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FAIM Profiled in Forbes.com

Saturday, January 26th, 2013

We are so excited to be profiled in Forbes.com. The article was written by Josh Ruxin, a Forbes.com contributor who is based in Rwanda. I am honored that Josh chose the FAIM plant program to write about. It’s an excellent article and I hope you’ll take time to read it.

Growing Rwanda Out of Poverty

 

Contact FAIM for pricing and plant availability. 

virus free banana trees

Beautiful banana trees.

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Bamboo Plants

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

Bamboo plants ready to ship out to customers for erosion control, barriers, and long term growth for harvesting.

Contact FAIM for pricing and availability of bamboo plants for your bamboo forest!

 

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Kenya meeting and the development of a sustainable forestry and agricultural project for Africa

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

The year was 2007, and our newly formed company, FAIM (Forestry and Agriculture Investment Management) was invited by USDA, (United States Department of Agriculture) to travel Kenya to meet with representatives from 8 selected African countries to present our project. As mentioned in my last post, the point of the USDA Trade Missions to different countries is to take your “wares” to new markets. In our case the USDA liked our concept to help the farmers so much that they made an exception and featured FAIM to present to the visitors attending the mission meetings.

The concept is simple. FAIM would establish a state of the art plant propagation facility in Africa based on significant know-how and the latest research in tissue culture, lab and production techniques. We would produce a wide variety of plants for food security, foods for processing, erosion, reforestation and soil stabilization. FAIM would not be plant specific but would cater to the plant needs of that particular area of the world. FAIM would provide innovation with the latest scientific research to propagate the highest numbers of disease free plants for the best possible price of any facility of its kind in the world. More importantly FAIM would be a private business, selling plants, and would be profitable and therefore sustainable.

FAIM was given a meeting room to present our venue before a distinguished group, including government officials, representatives from Universities, and private sector business people. The meeting was a success and after the presentation everyone had questions. The next three days were very busy with everyone wanting our attention. It was in Kenya that we met the representatives from Rwanda.

I will not bore you with the details of the next five years through the development and the evolution of FAIM, but from time to time I may mention different subjects in a paragraph or two when the story may need depth.

The real story begins in 2011 when the decision was made for FAIM to begin business and develop its first facility in Rwanda.


To be continued in my next post.Steve
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The Beginning…..

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010
Map of Rwanda

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Forestry and Agricultural Investment Management (FAIM) is set to establish a state-of-the-art plant propagation nursery and tissue lab in Rwanda based on significant know-how in tissue culture and mass plant production techniques.Enhanced by Zemanta

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