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UjuziKilimo launches in Nyeri County
Over the months of July/August, UjuziKilimo team has taken initiative to bring its technology to farmers in Nyeri County. The bundle which involves access to farm specific advisory, access to pest and disease information, hyper-local weather updates and soil testing services, the farmers are set to benefit from a unique combination of tailored insights that shall make them smarter and better decision makers.
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Partnership With Kenya Markets Trust
Kenya Markets Trust (KMT) is a Kenyan organization that works in partnership with the private sector; governments; Local and Internationals Partners to unleash large scale, sustainable market growth. With the aim of Scaling UjuziKilimo services to the small-scale farmers in Kenya, the Kenya Markets Trust collaboration with UjuziKilimo is expected to increase access to services like soil testing, and knowledge services leveraging on UjuziKilimo technology.
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UjuziKilimo at Rwanda PSTA4
Rwanda Ministry of Agriculture and animal resources in Kigali convened a Knowledge seminar under the theme “Let’s innovate for a productive, Green and Market led Agriculture”. The Seminar led by the minister brought together experts from the private sector, development agencies led by the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) and the world bank with the aim of developing a 6-year strategy for agriculture and food systems in Rwanda led by the Hon Minister of Agriculture. UjuziKilimo's Founder Brian Bosire shared insights on private sector lessons and how government can be an enable in creating an innovative market lead agriculture sector in Africa.
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Solving the Knowledge Gap
Extension and Knowledge services have been inaccessible to rural smallholder farmers, leaving them to rely on traditional knowledge in farming and decision making in terms of fertilizer inputs, soil degradation and erratic weather, but with UjuziKilimo innovative solutions, farmers are assured of simplicity and real-time cost-effectiveness in expert information.
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Field Agent Training
On 21st and 22nd march, Farmers Pride Africa, Kenya Markets Trust, Mavuno fertilizers and UjuziKilimo came together to provide training to 10 field agents. The aim of the training was to provide hands on knowledge on the importance of crop specific and soil specific fertilizer use. This is aimed at enhancing sustainable fertiliser use among the small scale farmers, majority of who lack knowledge on fertiliser application and sustainable soil management.
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Crop selection
A guide to selecting high value crops
This guide explains why crop selection is important: Although vegetables are widely adaptable, successful production in a given area will be influenced by limiting factors: water, hail, wind, temperature, light, nutrition and markets. Variable levels of limiting factors limit yields or reduce potential for profitability. Therefore, base crop selection on the availability of these factors within a given location and growing season.
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Precision farming
Precision Agriculture with UjuziKilimo
Profitable farming is knowledge driven and every stage of the farming cycle demands specific and informed decisions.Precision agriculture is an approach to farm management that uses information technology to ensure that the crops and soil receive exactly what they need for optimum health and productivity. The goal is to ensure profitability, sustainability and protection of the environment. The approach is also known as site-specific crop management.
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UjuziKilimo Partners with Farmers Pride Africa
UjuziKilimo officiated a partnership with Farmers Pride Africa to ensure access to better knowledge, precision and quality inputs for farmers. The partnership will ensure farmers get access to soil testing services, advice and access to actionable advice in a model that leverages on sensors and mobile technology to ensure fast service delivery, continuous agronomic support for the farmers through the production cycle and access to quality inputs.
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Why soil testing is important
Planning to plant soon? Here is something you need to learn about soil sampling and testing. Sampling can be done any time, but you should test your soil as early as possible prior to transplanting to give yourself ample time to amend the soil for pH, Phosphorus and Potassium if needed. Testing your soil is the best way to evaluate the fertility status of your field or high tunnel before planting.
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UjuziKilimo at the 2016 Nairobi International Agricultural Fair
Every year, Nairobi becomes host to the biggest agricultural trade fair in East Africa. The Nairobi International fair provides a unique opportunity for the industry players, both the private sector and public institutions to show-case their innovations and new technology to the public, geared towards enhancing the country's agricultural sustainability and encourage uptake of new innovations and technologies to ensure a productive economy.
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Collaboration between UjuziKilimo & NETFUND
We close september in high spirits as we attend the first green innovation workshop organized by the National Environmental trust fund (NETFUND) focusing on innovation and technology for environmental sustainability. This workshop brings innovators and entrepreneurs across the country tackling the biggest environmental challenges, ranging from waste management to Agri-business. Agro-chemicals are good when responsibly used. Fertilizer application has been a norm for farmers, but to ensure sustainable agricultural production with continuous conservation efforts, UjuziKilimo aims at ensuring farmers have the right knowledge on the use of fertilizers and other chemicals for the benefit of themselves and the environment.
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Taking our technology to the small holder farmers of Murang'a county
Small holder farmers have been left out in the ongoing technology utilization in agriculture. As a result, most of them have continuously been frustrated with the reduced productivity and erratic weather that is no longer reliable. With this in mind, ujuzikilimo team engaged small holder farmers in Murang'a counties to introduce these farmers to the new technology to ensure that they get access to the right information on their soils,, farm management and crop best practices. This hands on training ensured that farmers not only kept in touch with technology but also create a netwok of knowledge sharing via SMS.
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The New venture Africa (BaoBab Network) Patnership
UjuziKilimo hosted to a great team of consultants through a patnership with the London based Baobab network. The Baobab-UjuziKilimo Patnership saw consultants from New York, Italy and India with diverse experiences come to Kenya for a two week intese strategy review and business development. UjuziKilimo team was privillaged to have the experience and the great minds sharing their insights and working to ensure our vision and strategy to deliver it to the farmers works. The Baobab Network works with high potential early stage startups in Kenya looking to raise funding to scale their business.
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UjuziKilimo's Brian Bosire among the young promising Innovators in Africa at a Galla held in Botswana
UjuziKilimo's CEO travelled to Gaborone, in Botswana to attend the Africa innovation Foundation's Innovation Prize for Africa Awards Galla. The function was graced by the President of Botwsana in the presensce of several consulates from different countries globally. The Event brought together outstanding African enetrepreneurs and innovators and celebrate the spirit of "Made in africa" brand which aims to encourage the continet to believe in its inginuity and ability to deliver solutions that improve the livelihoods of the African people.
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