A total of 580 youth have benefitted from construction starter toolkits from a partnership between KCB Foundation and GIZ’s E4D/SOGA – Employment and Skills for Eastern Africa Programme after undergoing a skills training programme. The toolkits valued at KES 20 million will enable them to start their individual and group-based …Read More »
East Africa Leading Bank KCB bets in youth training in smart farming
Kenya Commercial Bank Foundation has today graduated 92 beneficiaries who have completed the first phase of training in hydroponics farming at Miramar International College. Hydroponics is a method of growing plants in a nutrient solution without soil. The training is part of the 2jiajiri programme. KCB Foundation Managing Director Jane …Read More »
Young Scientists in Kenya launch National Science and Technology Exhibition 2019.
Young Scientists in Kenya (YSK) in partnership with the Ministry of Education, and the Embassy of Ireland, alongside BLAZE has officially launched the second National Science and Technology Exhibition 2019, under the theme ‘Making STEM education accessible to all’ from the 6th through 9th August. The National Exhibition is part …Read More »
Kenya Industry Entrepreneurship Project KIEP Launched to increase productivity and innovation in the private sector.
The Government of Kenya through the Ministry of Industry and Trade has today launched the Kenya Industry and Entrepreneurship Project (KIEP). This project aims at strengthening startups and SMEs in the Country. Initially, similar projects have been paralyzed due to lack of innovative skills and low productivity. Presenting an overview …Read More »
Greenpeace Africa Petitions Kenya’s Parliament to demand Safe Food for Kenyans
As the World is marking world food day, under the theme Our actions are our future. #ZeroHunger! a consortium of consumers and small scale farmers have today handed over a petition signed by over 1000 Kenyans to parliament and the Ministry of agriculture demanding safe food for all. Nairobi 16th …Read More »
Nairobi Hosts 20th Edition of Future Energy East Africa
Gathering in Nairobi from 12-13 September, Energy project developers and Investors meet with Utility companies and government energy regulatory bodies, to discuss access of energy and speed at which the East Africa region is achieving it. “We’re not only celebrating 20th edition of energy expert gathering in East Africa region, …Read More »
EU Launches support of Ksh.240 Million for Women in Agribusiness from Africa,Caribbean and Pacific Countries.
European Union, through the Technical Center for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), embark on ambitious project that targets women in agribusiness in Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries. An ambitious project titled Value for Her (Value4Her) has been launched a project that seeks to train women in the entire agriculture …Read More »
Techno Brain partners with Microsoft on Digital Agriculture Platform to help farmers in Africa
Techno Brain has partnered with Microsoft Corporation to launch a Digital Agriculture Platform in Africa to help farmers improve crop yields and increase income. Smallholder farmers are the most vulnerable to impacts of climate change, with rain-fed agriculture accounting for more than 90% of farmed land in sub-Saharan Africa. …Read More »
Over 400 Delegates Converge in Nairobi for the Africa Fairtrade Convention
Themed ‘Partnerships for Impact’, the bi-annual convention brought together smallholder farmers, workers, non-governmental organizations, governments, agricultural producers, international traders and micro-financiers from Africa and beyond to discuss how to improve trade. Speaking during the opening of the Fairtade convention at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies Fairtrade Africa Executive Director, Dr. …Read More »
Agribusinesses and African Smallholders Seize $1 Trillion Food Market as Meals Replace Minerals to Restart African Economic Growth, New Report
The power of entrepreneurs and the free market is driving Africa’s economic growth from food production, as business wakes up to opportunities of a rapidly growing food market in Africa, that may be worth more than $1 trillion each year by 2030 to substitute imports with high value food …Read More »