2018 Global Farmer Roundtable – Rodney Kili from Kenya


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.



Rodney Kili

Rodney Kili

Rodney Kili is a second-generation farmer, growing maize, malting barley, wheat, sunflower and canola with minimum tillage and GPS in Uasin Gishu County, Kenya. They use minimum tillage and GPS. They have 25 dairy cows and are working to expand that business.

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