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4 Agricultural trends to look out for in 2020

4 Agricultural trends to look out for in 2020

Over 7 million smallholder farmers toil in their farm to feed the Kenyan population. With the population growing, it’s an exciting time to be a farmer. It is also a challenging time especially because of the threat of climate change. As we begin a new decade we look at some of the agricultural trends to expect in 2020.

Homa Bay County farmers visit Makueni County

Homa Bay County farmers visit Makueni County

In March 2019, Digifarm launched a program that will engage farmers from the Oluch Kimira irrigation scheme within the County to plant soya beans. Being the first time that Soya is being produced commercially in the County, an exposition tour was organized for some farmers to visit a model farm in Mbooni, Makueni County.

KLPA organizes a refresher training for its staff

KLPA organizes a refresher training for its staff

KLPA staff have been working tirelessly to spread the gospel of DigiFarm and recruit farmers on to the platform. DigiFarm believes in continuous learning and skills development and organized a capacity building seminar for KLPA staff on Saturday 11th May 2019 at the beautiful Mapple Inn in Ruiru.

Safaricom’s DigiFarm comes of age

Safaricom’s DigiFarm comes of age

In 2017, Safaricom in collaboration with several partners ventured into agriculture by developing a product aimed at facilitating delivery of solutions to farmers countrywide dubbed DigiFarm. The product addresses the inadequacies experienced by smallholder farmers by providing solutions that will help them turn their agricultural activities into profitable ventures.

Makueni farmers to reap millions from Sunflower growing

Makueni farmers to reap millions from Sunflower growing

Thousands of Makueni farmers are looking at better days growing sunflower. Through contract farming, Bidco has partnered with Makueni County and Safaricom through use of a mobile based app, Digifarm, through which farmers get agronomical advise, credit facilities and all the necessary extension services on their mobile phone.

Homa Bay County farmers urged to join Safaricom’s DigiFarm platform

Homa Bay County farmers urged to join Safaricom’s DigiFarm platform

Kenya’s giant network provider Safaricom partnered with the Kenya Livestock Producers Association (KLPA) and the Homa Bay County Government to host a two day Agribusiness Trade Fair in Kendu Bay Show ground in Homa Bay County on the 1st and 2nd March 2019 bringing together farmers, agricultural groups