The Mgeno Ranch is an Agricultural Directed Company based in Mwatate Division of Taita District, it is registered with the Registrar of Companies. It has a shareholding of 300 people. The main driving force for the formation of the company was to carry out livestock ranching business for the benefit of its shareholders.
Mgeno Ranch falls in Mwatate Division of Taita District of Coast Province. Mgeno ranch lies within the Mwatate river drainage basin. The ranch is covered by a wooded-grassland. It is dominated by Acacia Commiphora kind of vegetation. Among the plant species of interest in the area is Osyris lanceolata that is currently facing heavy exploitation in other parts of the Taita district and the country in general despite the Presidential protection status. Among the animal species is Loxodonta african (The African elephant).
Livestock rearing is the core business undertaken in the lowlands in addition to subsistence farming for areas outside the ranch or the national park. The major constraint to local development is the poverty situation prevalent in the district. The Poverty Assessment Survey Report (Amref 2004) indicated over 6% of the population living below the poverty line.