20+ Years Helping Farmers Grow More with Less

Cropnuts was established in 1998 and started out as a small analytical laboratory in Kenya. In the last 20 years we have grown to become Africa’s leading laboratory for agricultural and environmental testing, providing a wide range of analytical services to farmers, businesses and smallholders.

These include laboratory tests for soil, water, crops, hydroponic systems, animal feeds and fertiliser quality, as well as food safety assessments and industrial effluent waste monitoring.

We are passionate about the long-term profitability and sustainability of farming across Africa, and we understand that these laboratory results are only useful if they help you to farm better. For this reason, we invest heavily in developing independent advisory services and work hard to tailor these services to suit large and small-scale farms across Africa.

We are also proud of our links to academia, and work with partners such as IITA and ICRAF to actively promote a healthy, integrated approach to soil fertility and crop management.

At Cropnuts, we are committed to using the latest scientific knowledge and technology to deliver valuable services for African farmers and improve the markets they operate in.


We combine talent and technology to deliver quality laboratory testing and advisory services to all customer segments within the agricultural, environmental and food safety sectors.


To transform the agricultural production and food safety sectors in Africa.

Our Core Values

  • Integrity

    We aim to meet our clients’ needs and requirements with integrity, bound by a professional code of conduct that governs how we operate and consult, as well as the procedures we follow in our laboratories, when conducting field trials and interacting with clients.

  • Independence

    We offer private, independent services and analytics without bias towards any product, company or institution. We do not sell any of the agricultural inputs or machinery that we promote.

  • Partnership

    Our partnerships across sub-Saharan Africa support the work we do, enabling us to offer the best possible services to clients and increase the impact of new knowledge and technology across the continent.

  • Innovation

    We are always looking to develop better technology and services for our clients. We are driven by research and innovation, and always looking for new approaches that can help us solve existing problems.

Working across Africa

Working across Africa

As the world’s leader, we’re focused on exploring and advancing crop nutrition knowledge and practices.

From Nairobi to Lilongwe, we have a footprint that spans multiple African countries, helping farmers maximize their yields wherever they are.

  • 20+ Years

    Analytical expertise in Africa

  • 70+

    Employees & Field officers

Our Partners