At the end of Sustainet project/initiative in 2008/2009, member organizations from East Africa resolved to continue thus transforming the project Sustainet to a Non Governmental Organization – SUSTAINET EA that was duly registered with the Kenyan Authorities in 2009 and later with the Republic of South Sudan Authorities in 2011. Since its inception as a legal entity, the organization has implemented a number of programmes/projects in East Africa Region that have positively impacted on the rural smallholder farmers. Key partners whose contribution have left indelible mark towards the growth of the organization include the following;
- GIZ (Formerly GTZ)
- NAK – Karitativ
- Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) among others.