Monthly Archives: March 2012

Traders will now track fish prices on mobile phones

Technology is the answer to most of the challenges we face in agribusiness. Coming up with innovations in this field will speed up our economic growth. I want to congratulate the Kemfri for being in the forefront of embracing technology. Read their story below..Courtesy of standard Media

Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (Kemfri) has launched a mobile phone technology to improve fish trade in Turkana County.

The new technology gives traders market information.

Electronic Fish Market Information System (EFMIS-Ke) co-ordinator William Ojwang’ said this would help fish traders locally and internationally to determine market prices.  Read more here

AgriVijana Loan economically empowering Kenyan youth through agribusiness

For a long time the youth have been having trouble securing capital to start up their businesses. The problem has always been lack of collateral twhen applying for a loan.

This is now a thing of the past thanks to the youth entreprise development over 5,000 youths are set to benefit from a tailor made Agricultural loan courtesy of the Youth Enterprise Development fund (YEDF) and Amiran Kenya limited.

The Loan dubbed the “Agri-Vijana Loan” will be provided to Youth groups across the country to buy a complete farmers kit from Amiran Kenya which will include two green houses, a drip irrigation system, 400m of open field, water tank, plant support system and seeds.

Apart from that the kit also comes with fertilizer and crop protection products for one season, farmers spray, nursery set, health and safety protection gear, specialized training in farming, Agro-support and an AFK insurance.

YEDF have  set aside Ksh 150 million for the purchase of 420 green houses all over the country. They plan  to help purchase two green houses per constituency all over the country.

The Agri-Vijana loan is aimed at promoting Youth Enterprises and putting to an end the perception that farming is for retirees.

I want to urge the youth acros the Country to take advantage of this amazing offer.

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