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Impacting smallholder sorghum farmers through contract farming

Machakos County agripreneurs continue to show their resilience in the agribusiness sector despite the county being one of the arid and semi-arid lands of Kenya that are worst hit by the impacts of the climate change. This has been seen in the large production of sorghum by one Alice Mathingau, the founder agribusiness solutions. The company which is based in Machakos has contracted more than 2000 smallholder farmers in Kitui, Machakos, Makueni, Meru and Tharaka […]

A poultry outgrower scheme getting it right

A poultry farm in Nakuru Kenya known as Naxveg Kuku Fresh Limited has come up with an outgrower scheme model of business to help achieve numerous sustainable agricultural objectives for farmers. They supply the farmers with birds, inputs and improve sustainable sourcing practices by connecting smallholder poultry farmers into mutually beneficial partnerships with large buyers such as restaurants. This increases smallholder farmers’ incomes from improved yields and quality output, through access to credit and markets. […]

Monetizing local cereals for improved livelihoods

Food is an essential component of nutrition; food production in Sub-Saharan Africa however is on the decline due to persistent drought, frequent famines and misdirected policies that have adversely affected the traditional food systems. Nevertheless, one agripreneur Joseph Mburu is changing the tides with his startup enterprise Loftycraft investment. They deal with milling and value addition of agricultural products with the main objective of improving national food security and increasing potential health benefits for consumers. Their […]

Hunt for quality seeds gives birth to thriving agribusiness

Mrs. Njeru Mwihaki of Grace Rock Farms has only good things to say about her agribusiness venture. The startup which is based in Rironi, Limuru, Kiambu County and licensed by Agriculture Food Authority(AFA) specializes in producing quality seedlings of distinct vegetables, fruits and potatoes. Their main objective is to increase the volume and quality of organic seeds to improve agricultural production among small scale farmers. Recently crowned among the 200 beneficiaries of the agribusiness programme […]

A one-stop-poultry empire in the making

Andrew Amwayi, a trained trainer of trainees (T.O.T) in youth group dynamics and formation, is building a thriving poultry business in Bungoma County with the main objective of creating a business model that will improve household incomes and nutrition through the improvement of indigenous poultry production. Recently crowned among the 200 beneficiaries of the AgriBiz programme funded by Eu, Danida and implemented by Kenya Climate Innovation Centre(KCIC), his startup Andytech solutions deals with pure local […]

Youth innovations are key to Africa’s development

Recent research shows that 33% of the population in sub-Saharan Africa comprises persons aged 10-24 years which

International Day of Rural Women: Women Empowerment Amidst COVID-19

Women farmers typically achieve yields 20-30% lower than men due to unequal access to productive resources

A youthful seedling company promoting food security for a sustainable future

Kimplanter seedlings and nurseries, a youth and women-led organization, is a fast-growing certified