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Category: Innovation

Tech-driven mechanization initiative 

A latest report by Heifer International, a global nonprofit working to end hunger and poverty through sustainable farming, has indicated that tens of thousands of…

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…

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…

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…

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…

African Women Farmers adapting to climate change

iAs of the 6th of October an estimated 2.1 million Kenyans face starvation due to the drought taking place in half the country. As a…

The two winners of the Heifer International AYuTe African Challenge

Jehiel Oliver, is the founder and chief executive officer of Hello Tractor. A Kenyan company that has become famous across Africa as the ‘Uber of…

Insects in animal feed

The increase in animal feed prices and general shortage has caused concern for the product in the Kenyan market. Livestock keepers and animal feed manufacturers…

Boosting artificial insemination in Kenya

Did you know that Kenya was the second country in the world to introduce artificial insemination (AI) for breeding and disease control? Only Russia beat…

Sale-leaseback model taking over

On the 31st of August, two pioneering digital real-estate companies found a buyer and seller … in each other. EasyKnock’s residential sale-leaseback company acquired Farmland…