By Ann Njeru On an afternoon at Lorus plains close to Kenya’s border with South Sudan, temperatures soared close to 40 degrees Celsius. Hundreds of livestock jostled for a chance to drink from a shallow well as herders worked hard …
Enhancing access to animal healthcare services in Nakwejit, West Pokot County
By Jared Okwach – Monitoring and Evaluation Manager For many years, pastoralists in the outskirts of Kacheliba sub county have been depending solely on the county government’s extension services for their veterinary service’s needs. While these services have been made …
Diversifying Pastoralist Livelihoods with Gum Arabic
By Ann Njeru Two thirds of Kenya is arid or semi-arid land (ASAL). This area is of particular interest to the AgriFI Kenya Challenge Fund, a Euros 24 million programme implemented jointly by Self Help Africa and Imani Development. When …
Young farmer reaps as pyrethrum makes a comeback in Nakuru County
By Ann Njeru When Caleb Yegon was a child, he remembered his family farming pyrethrum. The daisy-like flower that’s part of the Chrysanthemum family grew in a sectioned-off part of their small farm outside Molo in Nakuru County. It was …
Kshs 190M support for Kenyan agri-enterprises
AgriFI Kenya Challenge Fund awards three more agri-businesses with Ksh190 million for innovation
COVID-19 response and resilience building through AgriFI: Instaveg Ltd
This case study sets out how Instaveg Limited, a horticultural processor has been able to use the AgriFI Covid-19 recovery grant to recover from the pandemic.
Reducing barriers to participation for less established enterprises / value chains: the case of White Gold
This case study focuses on White Gold – to explore some of the challenges facing less established agri-enterprises falling outside the scope of challenge funds like AgriFI.
Integrating fish farmers into the aquaculture value chain – Lake View Fisheries
This case study explores the challenges and achievements of Lakeview Fisheries as the company implements an outgrower scheme with support from AgriFI highlighting the significant nutrition impact potential of increased fingerling production.
Improving last mile service delivery in Kenya’s ASALs: Paves Vetagro
This case study sets out how AgriFI is supporting Paves Vetagro to address challenges associated with quality agrovet input provision, cold chain supply, and climate-induced insecurity in Kenya’s remote arid and semi-arid regions.
Bolstering climate smart agriculture through biofertilizer development and marketing: Real IPM
This case study explores some of the challenges of bringing an unfamiliar bio-control agent to market, and how challenge funds like AgriFI can support climate smart business development.
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