The Sooretul Solution from Senegal emerged the winner in the advanced stage category of the Pitch AgriHack: Accelerating e –Agriculture Entrepreneurship for improved Food Security and Livelihood competition. The unveiling of the winners took place during a cocktail award ceremony at Safari Park Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya on November 24, 2016. Read More..
The t-shirt attracted his attention. He wondered what the inscribed word ‘Sokopepe’ meant. He read the word ‘Farm records, Profitable and Agribusiness’ at the back of the t-shirt and his curiosity rose. Read More..
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..
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..
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..
Three years ago Mr. Eliud Kirema’s fascination with agribusiness made him leave Nairobi. He returned to Meru to start farming in his 6-acre piece of land. He expected to make huge profits but that has never been the case. Read More..
“Climate is changing, food and agriculture must too,” is the theme of 2016 World Food Day. Msumarini in Kilifi County is today hosting this year’s celebration, which is usually marked on October 16. Read More..