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Category: Technology and Innovation

ASAL areas move to Hydroponic farming

The County Governments in Arid and Semi-Arid (ASAL) areas are investing in technology as they battle drought. Over the past couple of years, the country…

Twiga, raises further funds to further food solutions

Twiga is a B2B e-commerce platform that works diligently to provide food solutions across Africa. They recently managed to raise $50 million I Series C…

Artificial Insemination in Busia County

Artificial Insemination (AI) is strongly taking shape amongst dairy farmers in Busia. Numerous farmers are using the process in breeding exotic cows to close the…

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….

New breed of Rice in Mwea ‘growing’ food security

A new breed of rice in Mwea has come up and may soon replace the need for rice importation. According to scientists the hybrid is…

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…

Agriculture Hub launched in Eldoret

The launch of an Agricultural Hub in Eldoret was led by The National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPD) Chairman, Mutea Iringo. Five more are to…

Sistema Bio turning Waste to Energy!

Sistema bio is a firm that has taken the statement ‘one man’s garbage, is another man’s treasure’ literally, well to some degree. The biodigester firm…

New cross-breeds developed to battle drought

Kenya Agriculture Livestock and Research Organisation (KALRO) has recently introduced improved breeds of dairy cattle and grass. This comes as they make efforts to battle…

New Warehouse Receipt System

A warehouse receipt system for Farmers and agro-processors across the country is finally here. The new Warehouse Receipt System (WRS) aims to assist alleviate the…

Women in Agricultural Research

A recent engaging storytelling event by African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD), saw four accomplished African researchers working on agriculture and food security…

John Deere reveals autonomous tractor

On the 4th of January 2022, John Deere shared the exciting news of their fully autonomous tractor that is ready for large scale production. The…

Desilting Dams in Uasin Gishu

Usain Gishu county government is making plans to desilt water dams that are close to a century old. These efforts are in aim to battle…

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…

Irrigation in Tana River

The severe drought in the country has especially affected people in semi-arid areas like Tana River. The Government is planning an irrigation project to help…