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Sensor-based soil testing gives real-time results

When farmers met earlier this year for Innovation Week at the University of Nairobi, most of them gathered around a stand where Dennis Rapong’o, an attendant, demonstrated how to use Ujuzi kit, a sensor-based soil testing system.

Rapong’o held a yellow instrument the size and make of a tablet in his hand that had a chord he inserted into the ground to demonstrate to...

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UjuziKilimo Founder Brian Bosire on agricultural entrepreneurship in Kenya

"An agricultural technology company that brings precision farming technology to small scale farmers in Kenya, enabling them produce more from their farm, curbing hunger and food insecurity.  Using sensors and data analytics to provide precision farming knowledge to smallscale farmers." Bosire talks to CNBC Africa. 

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AGRICULTURE ‘2020 to 2030 Will Be The Decade Of Agri-Tech’

On a farm in southwestern Kenya, in the small town of Kisii, a field agent reads data off a yellow square-shaped monitor, which has wires running into a smaller device connecting to the soil. It takes him about five minutes to read data regarding the soil’s PH, water levels, and disease and pests found on it. In almost two minutes, the data is sent to the farmer.

The field...

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FEATURE-Young Africans chart new path for agriculture as climate heats up

Another African AgTech startup that feeds farmers with interactive SMS advice, best practices, and detailed agricultural action plans is UjuziKilimo, which was founded in Nairobi in 2015, with an undisclosed amount of funding. In case you were curious, in Swahili, Ujuzi (pronounced: oo-joo-zee) means knowledge or experience. The database provides weather updates and...

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