About Us

Who we are, what we do and why we do it.

Who we are, in a few words.

We are the pioneers of simplified hydroponic farming technology and sole distributor of a superior subsurface plant responsive drip in East and Central Africa.
We have collaborated with different entities in the agribusiness and climate-smart space like Kenya Climate Innovation Centre (KCIC), Kenya Climate Ventures (KCV), Responsive Drip Plc USA and implemented significant projects with development partners such as USAID, UNWFP, Welthilfe Hunger, Dubai Expo 2020, Aqua for All, Kenya’s Water Resources Management Authority (WARMA) and the Kenyan Ministry of Agriculture etc. 

What we do?

We manufacture, install and promote customised
hydroponic fodder and vegetable systems.
We support 
farmers in producing high quality, affordable and sustainable ways of farming.

Our vision

Our shared vision is to feed the world through a portfolio of cost-effective and sustainable simplified hydroponic farming solutions.
To create enduring value, abundance and opportunities for all. In short, to solve the food crisis in the world.

Our mission

Our mission is to provide affordable and straightforward hydroponic farming solutions to every household worldwide. To help everyone enhance food production and nutrition, increase household income, empower communities and combat climate change.

Our Team

We recognise that our company’s future relies on our investment in our people. We are family; we are Hydroponics Africa.

Dr Peter Chege

CEO & Founder

Dr Peter Chege Gichuku has an Hon. PhD in Science, a Masters Certificate in Business Management & Leadership and a BSc in Analytical Chemistry. His role is to steer the company in research, social impact investments and entrepreneurship. In his spare time, Peter enjoys reading and learning about success stories that have improved many lives.

Elizabeth Mumbi Waweru

Director

Elizabeth joined the company in 2013. She oversees the company’s administration and assists the CEO in running the company. Elizabeth’s focus is on customer satisfaction and company growth. She is a promoter of good, healthy communication and loves to travel and listen to music in her free time.

Paul Kamau

Program Manager

Paul joined the team in September 2018 and is providing project oversight for all the projects executed by Hydroponics Africa and funded by various development partners from inception to implementation. He holds an MBA in Strategic Management, a Bachelor of Commerce and a Certified Public Accountant. He cares most about enabling vulnerable, marginalized and smallholder farmers to to acquire their hydroponic system. In his free time, Paul enjoys travelling and watching documentaries. 

Wahongo Ayub James

Senior Agronomist

Ayub joined the project back in June 2013. He has a Crops, Horticulture, and Soils (CHS) degree. Ayub’s position is vital in offering agronomical and extensional support for the farmers. Ayub made his mission to contribute to eradicating hunger. For this, he researches systems and techniques to develop sustainable crops. In his free time, Ayub enjoys reading and playing football.

James Wainaina

Research & Training Officer

James joined the company at the beginning of 2013. His speciality is research, and he holds a Diploma in Laboratory Sciences. James also has a Diploma in Psychological Counselling. He enjoys the opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives. He focuses on improving crops in arid places to contribute to food security. In his spare time, James is supporting people with mental conditions.

Kevin Ntwali

Administration Manager- Rwanda

Kevin has a diploma in Information Technology and experience in Accounting. He joined the project at the beginning of 2016 and since, is overseeing the company projects in Rwanda. Kevin’s mission is to get better at his work. That’s why he is happy with the challenges he finds every day. Those challenges help him grow. In his free time, Kevin is delighted to travel and sometimes plays football.

Opicho Lawrence Wasike

Agronomist

Lawrence has a Diploma in Horticulture and joined the team beginning in 2013. He specialises in identifying crop threats and plans the treatment when necessary. Lawrence, like the rest of the team, wants to contribute to eliminating the food shortage, a problem that has significant ramifications. In his spare time, he loves watching movies.

Mary Wanja

Operations Manager

Mary has joined the team in March 2019. She has a business management degree and handles finance and operations. Since joining the team, she has become more confident and knowledgeable. She gained a whole new appreciation for farming. After work, Mary loves to read discover things and travel. 

Samuel Wainaina Muthoni

Technician

Samuel has been part of the team since November 2018, has a diploma in mechanical engineering and is in charge of installing the sold systems. Samuel is eager to learn and advance his career, and because of that, he is getting an education in project management.
In his spare time, Samuel loves to watch good movies and does some acting.

Rose Waithera Kuria

Office Assistant

Rose has been with the team since the very beginning of 2013. She performs both clerical and administrative duties. She holds a Diploma in administration. In her free time, she loves to travel and watch movies.

Festus Nyongesa Tongolo

Agronomist

Festus holds a Diploma in Horticulture and joined the team from the very beginning, back in 2013. He offers support on the farm and advises the farmers when needed. He is an eager learner, and he is happy to learn something new every day.
In his spare time, Festus is following two of his biggest passions, sport and music.

Contact us.

Phone No. 1: +254722956647
Phone No. 2: +254703286763

Email: hello@hydroponicsafrica.org

Visit us: ZAMBEZI OFF MUGUGA KARLO ROAD, Kenya
Working hours: Monday – Saturday: 08:00 – 17:00


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