The 2018 Global Farmer Roundtable is scheduled for Oct 16-17 in Des Moines, Iowa – coinciding with the week of the World Food Prize Borlaug Dialogue and International Symposium. 

As the Roundtable approaches GFN is introducing this year’s participants.  So let’s get to know a little bit about Rodney Kili who farms in western Kenya… 


Name:  Rodney Kili

Rodney (at left) talking with his father and brother.

Country:  Kenya

Farm Name:  Komool Farms, 1000 acres near Eldoret, Uasin-Gishu County

Activity:  We grow malting barley, commercial maize – of which we also go the extra mile by doing value addition to it through milling and process maize flour for sale.  We also grow wheat, sunflower and a little canola too.

We do some dairy farming (25 lactating cows) on a small scale which we are still expanding.

Sept 8, 2017 NTV Kenya interview – Barley farming in Uasin Gishu County

Harvesting a field at Komool Farms near Eldoret, Kenya.

Komool Farms utilizes grain storage.