Genetics Technologies International Limited has demonstrated competency in promoting adoption of better agricultural technologies by being one of the leading suppliers of high quality seedlings for crops such as bananas, cassava, sweet and Irish potato produced through tissue culture (TC) technology.
Tissue culture project was widely adopted by farmers and has been recognized worldwide with accolades such as the First Place Medal of the prestigious Global Development Network (GND) of Science and Technology for Development, an initiative of the World Bank and the Japanese Government
GTIL has also won two Gold Awards in recognition of its effort in Agro-forestry by the Total Eco Challenge
The company collaborate with various organizations like Kenya agricultural Research Institute (KARI), Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI), International Service for Acquisition of Agricultural Biotech Applications (ISAAA), African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF), Biotechnology Trust Africa (BTA), African Biotechnology Stakeholders Forum (ABSF), Africa Harvest Biotech Foundation International (AHBFI), International Potato Centre (CIP), Directorate of Horticultural Crops Development , Pest Control Products Board (PCPB), Kenya plant Health Inspectorate Services (KEPHIS), Ministry of Agriculture (MOA), Mondi International, etc
The famer organizations are given the opportunity to participate in decision-making. This model has resulted to beneficiaries involvement in project management specifically in planning, implementation and monitoring & evaluation ; the exchange of ideas incorporating farmer's technology thus improved production schemes.
Distribution of over 300,000 banana plantlets and 300,000 assorted fruit trees in the year 2012 and 2013 through a partnership with Kenya Red Cross society, 300,000 plants with One Acre Fund an NGO based in Western Kenya.
Supply and distribution of over 2 Million Banana plants to various counties in Kenya
Supply of 300,000 in-vitro Banana Plantlets to Afri-Banana in 2015
Multiplication of pyrethrum plant through Tissue culture over 3 million plants of elite clones of pyrethrum for the Pyrethrum board of Kenya from 1996 to 2002. Multiplication of 50,000 cassava plants for the Great Lakes Cassava Initiative project for 10 countries in the year 2011.
Currently GTIL is multiplying 50,000 plants of cassava plants which are tolerant to both Cassava Mosaic virus and Cassava Brown Streak Disease for a project being implemented by International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in 5 countries namely Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi and Mozambique
GTIL‘s state of the art laboratory has a production capacity of over 20 million plantlets per year
GTIL also owns a 100 Acre demonstration farm for showcasing and teaching the community on good agricultural practices and environmental conservation.
The company has emerged as a leading firm in supplying and management of disease and pest free planting materials through Tissue Culture (TC) Technology in Africa.
The technology has also opened up new opportunities along the value chain with entrepreneurs coming up in marketing and processing of tissue culture products.
Kenya plant inspectorate
Kenya Agricultural Research Institute
International potato center
International Service for Acquisition of Agricultural Biotech Applications
Africa Agriculture Technology Foundation
International Institute of Tropical Agriculture