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World Bank working to help with food security

Exciting news as the World Bank announces it will give Kenya $200 million to improve food security and development. Senior Agriculture economis at the World…

KenTrade eases export procedures

The Kenya Trade Network Agency (KenTrade) has announced plans to simplify trade procedures for Avocado and Fish this year. They hope this change will lower…

Apollo, Kenyan Agri-tech firm receives $1 million debt financing

Kenyan based Agritech startup, Apollo celebrates securing $1 million debt financing to help small-scale farmers. The Agri-Business Capital Fund (ABC Fund), led the funding round….

Shamba Pride receives Funding

The Kenyan Agri-tech start-up Shamba Pride raised US$1.1 million in funding from Seedstars Africa Ventures and Gray Matters Capital. The firm hops this will enable…

O-Farms is still receiving accelerator program applications!

O-Farms is a SME accelerator that focuses on circular agribusiness. Their main focus is to make circularity a mainstream approach for improved rural livelihoods and…

Reforesting Kenya’s never been so sustainable

Kenya is pioneering a newly developed 100% solar energy-driven drying system for forest pine tree seeds in its bid to tackle deforestation. Logging and drought…

How COVID-19 interventions affected food systems

When COVID-19 shook the world in March 2020, the main focus was on ensuring that people stayed safe from infection. However, the pandemic had far…

Kenyan logistics start-up Amitruck raises seed funding in efforts to expand within Africa

Amitruck is a digital trucking logistics company that raised US$4 million through seed funding to expand across Africa. San Francisco-based VC firm Better Tomorrow Ventures…

BasiGo get funding to further electric bus transport

BasiGo are a Kenyan electric vehicle technology company that is bringing electric bus services into Sub-Saharan Africa. They recently received seed funding of US$4.3 million…

Drought affected farmers in Nandi receive insurance payout

On February, 15 2022 APA Insurance announced a Ksh-12 million initial insurance payout to farmers in Nandi for 2021 losses. The leading insurance company was…

Artificial Insemination in Dairy Farming

Artificial Insemination is a rapidly growing way of dairy farmers improving on their herds. Small farmers in Kisii County are not being left behind by…

Pyrethrum farming in West Pokot

Farmers in West Pokot are being urged to move into Pyrethrum farming. Director of the Pyrethrum Processing Company of Kenya (PPCK) Simeon Boen, alongside the…

Fish Cage farming in Lake Victoria

Low fish stock in Lake Victoria has become a blessing in disguise as fish cage farming increases on the lake, that is expected to lead…

Climate Change Mitigation

The Government of the Federal Republic of Germany shared on the margins of the ongoing United Nations 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference. The sum…

Women centered Beekeeping

Beekeeping is a globally profitable industry. In areas around the world various ways are explored in the keeping of bees and harvesting of honey as…