Komaza is a vertically integrated micro-forestry-to-wood products company working with subsistence farmers in Eastern Kenya to address a large and fast growing market for wood and wood products.

Farmers in Eastern Kenya live on acres of semi-arid land that has little potential to generate a decent livelihood. Africa’s vast unmet demand for wood products offers a solution. Komaza helps dry-land farmers turn fallow land into small-scale, income-generating tree farms.

This innovative company has the potential to profitably address the vast underserved demand for wood in East Africa, while slowing deforestation and transforming the lives of thousands of smallholder farmers.

HRSV Investment details
Year of first investment2014
Total current investment€488,300
Type of investmentEquity
ImpactJob creation, increase earning capacity for smallholder farmers, reforestation.