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How a devastating flood gave way to a thriving rice farmer

Joseph still remembers when the Budalangi floods engulfed his one-acre land of passion fruits, destroying all his crops and losing his investment worth Sh 700,000. This ordeal crushed his dream to farm passion fruits, a venture he says made him quit his business as a supplier.   However, after losing all his passion fruits, he didn’t […]

Enterprise providing a better life for smallholder tea farmers

Tea is the world’s most popular drink (after water), with about 70,000 cups drunk every second. From its origins as an ancient medicinal crop in China, tea has spread far and wide – many of us cannot face the day without a cup. Kenya is among the top exporters of tea, earning the country billions […]

Kenyan farmers set to benefit from agribusiness incubation hubs

Kenya Climate Innovation Center (KCIC) has set up eight agribusiness incubation hubs to onboard Kenyan youth and women in the agricultural sector. The hubs that are located in Bungoma, Kisii, Machakos, Uasin Gishu, Kiambu, Kilifi, Meru and Isiolo are set to primarily focus on offering farmers new avenues and opportunities to engage along the agricultural […]

Former IT expert making a fortune from pawpaw

For those not yet familiar with the “poor man’s banana” as it is also informally known, the pawpaw is an oblong-shaped fruit, light green in colour, averaging the size of a standard supermarket potato. The inside of the fruit is a creamy, custard texture, varying in colour from creamy-white to yellow-orange. Its taste is most […]

Kenyan farmers gravitating towards sustainable agriculture using new farm technologies

Most Kenyan farmers are gravitating towards sustainable agriculture due to climate change and the need to address the high demand for food supply in the country. To attain this, farmers across the country are adapting and integrating new farming technologies into their daily farming practices.  According to, Kenya Climate Smart Agriculture Implementation Framework, 2018-2027 (KCSAIF), […]

Envisage: Linking smallholder avocado farmers to export markets

If there is a crop that has suddenly become a craze among smallholder farmers in Kenya, it is the avocado plant. With the country producing an estimate of 115,000 metric tonnes of avocado per year, the industry is dominated by the farmers who need an already sustainable market for their produce. Envisage Limited, a grower […]

For the love of herbs

Laura Nelima Lubisia, an entrepreneur at heart, has the concept of value addition down to a T. The founder of Viakwetu finds innovative ways of developing new  products from herbs.  The engineering alumni from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture  and Technology (JKUAT), started exploring different herbs out of interest in cooking. This interest led her […]

Graduate navigating unemployment space through poultry farming

In 2020, the estimated youth unemployment rate in Kenya was at 7.27 percent. This is according to Statista. The situation keeps worsening yearly especially for graduates given that more than a third of Kenya’s youth who are eligible for employment have no jobs. Due to this, graduates like Stanley Otieno are finding their own ways […]

Danish ambassador launches AgriBiz call for applications -Isiolo

On Wednesday 3, 2021, Danish Ambassador to Kenya, H.E Ole Thonke, launched the AgriBiz call for applications in Isiolo. The event happened during a courtesy visit to Isiolo which brought together delegates from the Danish Embassy, Isiolo county government representatives and staff from Kenya Climate innovation Centre (KCIC) who are conducting the program in the […]

Go into agribiz, KCIC urges women and youth

Kenya Climate Innovation Centre (KCIC) is calling upon youth and women in Isiolo, Uasin Gishu, Machakos and Kisii to engage in agribusiness with ready and available financial and technical support from the AgriBiz program funded by the European Union and Danida. KCIC CEO, Dr. Edward Mungai made the call in Machakos County Government offices where […]