inputs

What can Kenya Learn from Zambia on Agricultural development?

In Zambia, smallholder farmers rely on rain-fed agriculture and constantly face challenges such as erratic rainfall, fragile soil and poor access to markets. Climate change places an additional burden on farmers’ food security by increasing the frequency and intensity of …

Embrace Use of Bio-pesticides, small-scale farmers urged

Small-scale farmers across the country have been called on to adopt the use of bio-pesticide technology in order to produce zero chemical produce which is not only safe to the environment and human health but also meets the required International …

Mbeguchoice on Hortinews Magazine

Smallholder farmers, long buffeted by lack of the right seed varieties, have found a new ally in an online tool that allows them to access over 237 seed varieties mapped by the farmers’ ecological zones within minutes. Mbegu Choice, the …

Mwea Agri-Inputs Expo

Over 3,000 farmers and 40 stakeholders in agriculture including County Government, input suppliers, traders, financial institutions, insurance firms converged at the Mwea Agriculture Expo held at Wang’uru stadium on 24th June 2016.

The Expo was organised by New Down …

Bio-pesticides to the aid of Smallholder Farmers

Kenya Markets Trust is promoting the adoption of bio-pesticides by smallholder farmers to advance climate-smart agricultural practices and safe use of pesticides to enhance compliance with food safety standards. This will increase incomes and food security in the country. Our …

Creating A New Purchasing Experience for Farmers

To improve productivity, smallholder farmers need access to quality inputs, product information, services, as well as new technologies. KMT seeks to transform the current retail practices of agrodealers to provide better value to farmers mainly through better customer service and …

Co-operatives Transforming Lives Of Smallholder Farmers

Agriculture Co-operatives play a crucial role in enhancing productivity of smallholder farmers.

 

A number of farmers’ Co-operatives in Kenya have attempted to establish inputs distribution systems to enable their members access quality inputs.  However, most of these systems have …

Demonstration Farms To Increase Farmer Productivity

Demonstration (demo) farms are the most effective extension education tools.  For smallholder farmers, demo plots provide an opportunity to demonstrate and teach appropriate technologies, as well as venues to test new methods side by side with traditional methods.  Although they …

Inputs supplier adopts preferred stockist model

KMT has started an engagement with New Downtown (Farm Inputs Distributor based in Embu) to roll out an agrodealer support system.  This will aim at supporting the agro-dealers to adopt a customer – oriented business model that will enable them …

Improving inputs supply: The case of iProcure

iProcure Limited, a Web and Mobile based distribution and supply platform, is pioneering an optimised demand and data driven approach to the distribution of agricultural inputs to small holder farmers in Kenya.

iProcure leverages on a proprietary technology platform to …

Women Agro-Dealers Thriving in the Inputs Markets

Ndenderu based farmers in Kiambu County, it seems, have found their agro-dealer of choice in Salome Wambui.  Not only does she run a well-stocked, well-branded, and well-positioned  franchise in the area but has a distinct natural flair for good customer …