With 60% of uncultivated arable land untapped in Africa, agriculture is earmarked as an economic engine for the continent. Growing trade volumes in the East African region provides both opportunities...
The Kenyan government will harness digital tools to lift the agriculture sector from a stagnation occasioned by dysfunctional value chains and low participation of the youthful workforce, senior...
GIS and Remote Sensing for agricultural resource management Course
17th – 21st July 2017
Indepth Research Training Centre, Nairobi, Kenya
For optimum utilization of...
Over 90% of sub-Saharan Africa’s 48 million smallholder farmers lack access to formal credit. Although agriculture accounts for around 65% of employment and 32% of gross domestic product, less than 6...
Mobile money is a service that allows monetary value to be stored on a mobile phone and sent to other users via text messages. Mobile money was first introduced in South Africa and the Philippines...
In 2011, the Kenyan government launched the Kenya Open Data Initiative, making key government data freely available to the public through a single online portal. Kenya Open Data is an initiative...
After a two-year ban of unmanned aereal vehicles for non-military reasons in Kenya, the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) has approved draft regulations on the commercial use of drones in the...
A new open-access Nutrition Knowledge Bank has been created as part of a GSMA mNutrition initiative to help tackle malnutrition in Africa and Asia. The information will be shared through text...
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This is the title of a blog post by Brian Bosire, founder of UjuziKilimo, an agricultural technology company that brings affordable precision farming to smallholder...
One of the main challenges for development of smallholder farmers' livelihoods is access to market information and financial services. Smallholder farmers are the most underserved group in the world...