Membership is open to any grower who abstracts water from the lake, its source rivers, or boreholes within the catchment area, regardless of their produce. LNGG strives to keep its members informed and represented on the various issues that affect the agricultural community of Naivasha, at both a local, national, and international level. This is achieved through collaborative work with various organisations, both private and governmental.
AS our membership is primarily horticultural, we have developed a strong collaborative relationship with the Kenya Flower Council. This collaboration allows us to provide our members with information and guidance on issues affecting the horticultural sector at the national and international levels. The presence of this relationship also gives the farms in Naivasha a means of lobbying government and other groups where necessary. We are also members of The National Taskforce on Horticulture, which is an initiative under KEPHIS aimed at improving the horticultural sector.
We have good relations with the District Commissioner’s Officer and the Water Resource Management Authority Sub-Regional Office. With the latter, as well as via our membership in the Lake Naivasha Water Users Association (LANAWRUA), we are working on developing concrete plans for the management of the Lake Naivasha catchment through an LNGG-funded Water Allocation Plan and funds from our water use payments.
LNGG represents growers on the district environmental, development, and disaster management committees. We also works closely with non-governmental organizations and researchers that conduct studies and projects in Naivasha as a means to better understanding the system and hence, managing it. In particular, we have close ties with the WWF – East African Regional Programme and some of its partners working in Naivasha (WSUP and CARE-Kenya) and the Lake Naivasha Riparian Association (LNRA). We have also assisted Dr. Robert Becht, ITC – The Netherlands and Dr. David Harper (Leader, University of Leicester’s Lakes, Wetlands and People of East Africa’s Rift Valley) on a number of their studies on the ecology, hydrology, and social aspects of the Naivasha Basin.
Overall, LNGG’s goal is to make the horticultural sector in Naivasha more than just the largest in Kenya, but also the sector that is the most environmentally and socially progressive so as to ensure the satisfaction of all local and international communities dealing with our members.