French Company Using Satellite Innovation to Increase Maize Yields in Western Kenya

A new 18-month task will use innovative digital tools to keep track of agricultural soil health conditions in western Kenya and optimise making use of fertilisers, water and carbon sequestration in maize production Led by French agtech business itk. The KILIMO task’s goal is to demonstrate how satellite and modelling technologies can produce tailored, farm-level recommendations at scale Satellite to map and track the condition of Vihiga Nation’s soils through colour spectrometry, which analyses crop colour and density. This real-time details, combined with meteorological information, will be fed into itk…

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Safi Organics Turns Farm Waste into Black Gold and Poor Farmers into Entrepreneurs

Mwea Ngurubani County, Kenya– Mary Rigo has actually been a spinach and tomato farmer for the past years a couple of minute’s drive from here in Kirinyaga county, where she owns a two-acre farm about one hundred kilometres (simply over 60 miles) northwest of Nairobi, Kenya’s capital. Rigo did not use fertilisers, relying rather on whatever fertility the land might offer to her veggie crops. She has meager resources, so utilizing fertilisers to increase her farm’s performance was not a choice. The years of attempting to grow adequate food without…

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Solutions To Challenges Facing Agriculture In Kenya

The modern world takes food for granted. Historically the struggle to find or produce sufficient food to consume was the focus for living and used up most of our time. 2 billion of the world’s 7.3 billion people still do not get enough to eat. Starvation still stalks Africa. Ethiopia, Mozambique and Zimbabwe (previously the breadbasket of Africa …) still depend on food hand-outs, and countless African still experience malnutrition. By 2050 the World’s population is forecasted to grow to 10 billion and there is an increasing need for more…

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