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Access to finance enables farmers to enjoy new opportunities

She used to abhor planting seasons, as she had to contend with high input costs.  Difficulties in accessing affordable credit have always been a strain on her small farm. This season, she was fortunate to get a Kilimo Bora loan after Sokopepe linked her to a micro finance institution. Read More..

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By Bob Aston | Wednesday, November 16th, 2016 | 3 Comments | Tags : Agriculture Farmis Soko+ Markets


More than just a demonstration farm, a place farmers call home

The soothing rays of the sun seemed to energize the women as they worked tirelessly in the half an acre potato demonstration plot at Kiboko Farm in Kiolo village, Mikinduri East in Meru County. They animatedly chat as they weed and admire the beauty of the flowering crop. Most of them concur that they will realize a good harvest through the demonstration farm. Read More..

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By Bob Aston | Thursday, November 10th, 2016 | 3 Comments | Tags : Agriculture Farmis Soko+ Markets


Supporting gender focused climate smart agriculture

Upscaling climate smart agriculture among female farmers can play a critical role in empowering women. This is the general consensus during a Workshop on Gender Sensitive Climate Smart Agriculture in Eastern and Southern Africa that is taking place at Fairview Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya from 2-4 November 2016. Read More..

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By Bob Aston | Thursday, November 3rd, 2016 | 3 Comments | Tags : Agriculture Farmis Soko+ Markets


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