KESSFF was established as part of the Eastern and Southern Africa small-scale Farmers Forum (ESAFF) which is a network of grassroots small-scale farmers’ organizations working in 15 countries of Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA) region. The movement, which started in 2002, is a small-scale farmer initiated, farmer led and farmer owned. The Purpose of ESAFF is to enable small farmers in Eastern and Southern Africa to speak as a united voice so that their issues, concerns and recommendations become an integral part of policies and practices at grassroots levels, national levels as well as at regional and global levels
CUTS Nairobi is a resource Centre for research analysis, advocacy, networking and capacity building activities by CUTS International with a vision of consumer sovereignty in the framework of social justice, economic equality and environmental balance, within and across borders. Throughout KESSFF’s journey, Consumer Unity and Trust Society (CUTS Nairobi) has been at the forefront of supporting KESSFF institutional development. CUTS Nairobi is currently hosting the KESSFF secretariat at its Head Office in Nairobi.