The Yara Estate is located in Kiambu District about 23 km north of Nairobi bordering Cianda and Windrush estates to the east, the latter being a sister enterprise. Yara Estate is a well-developed agricultural farm, part of an extensive belt of large-scale coffee and tea estates of the Kiambu District.. The estate is owned by Gatatha Farmers Limited together with Windrush Estate, its sister company. Gatatha farmers use a system of five dams for sprinkler irrigation of coffee and maintain a cover of shade trees above the coffee. Yara Estate is located at the boundary of a tea zone. and the land extends to a total area of an approximately 640 acres. The coffee plantation occupies the farm’s higher elevations, leaving the lower areas for tea growing or natural grazing along the river banks.