Monthly Archives: September 2013
AgInvest, a new web portal that will track resource allocation to the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) by governments, development partners and other stakeholders is set to be released in 2013. The announcement was made by Joseph Karugia, the coordinator of the Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System, Eastern and Central Africa (ReSAKSS-ECA), at a one day meeting held at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) on Monday 15 July, 2013, to review the beta version of AgInvest.
“Tracking and mapping agriculture investments includes documenting their spatial distribution. This means getting to know where the investments are taking place physically and using that knowledge to guide decisions on future investments,” Karugia said.
View original post 546 more words
AgriBusiness Congress East Africa will bring together key public & private stakeholders, from across the East African agricultural sector, to encourage collaboration and drive innovation to develop East African Agriculture to position the region to take advantage of the opportunities presented by the growth of this sector.
This two day interactive forum organised by Spintelligent will bring regional and international stakeholders together to examine critical issues surrounding regional trade, harmonisation of standards, import & export legislation, the role of the private sector, and infrastructure development.
By attending, you will benefit from case studies from technical experts and forge new relationships with potential partners looking to advance their position in East Africa.
Issues to be examined include:
- The role of agriculture in the region & strategies to improve competitiveness
- Infrastructure development for an enabling agribusiness sector
- Access to finance and implementation of investment funds
- Promotion of inter-regional trade and export o Harmonization on standards o Customs, levies and duties
- Case studies, highlighting best practice and sharing of technical expertise
- Increasing inclusion of more small scale farmers into the commercial net
- How to enhance co-operation to advance the overall environment for agricultural business
- The role of the private sector
Read more about the event here
Kenya National ICT Resources
- Kenya’s National ICT Policy/Plan/Strategy: National Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Policy by the Ministry of Information and Communications (2006)
- Helpful and more current review of Kenya’s ICT Sector: Timothy Waema, Catherine Adeya, and Margaret Nyambura Ndung’u. Kenya ICT Sector Performance Review. 2009/2010.
- Information about Kenya’s economic profile can be found here, through The World Bank country profiles
- Fortunately, there is a ton of great information on Kenya incorporated into these two larger reports:
- The Networked Readiness Index 2010-2011. The Global Information Technology Report 2010-2011. World Economic Forum.
- ITU. International Telecommunication Union. Measuring the Information Society. 2010.
- Kenya ICT Board 2010.
- Non-governmental Resources:
- Great article: Fengler 2012: How Kenya became a world leader for mobile money. For example, Fengler tells us that Kenya has more cell-phone subscriptions than adult citizens and more than 80% of those with a cell phone also use “mobile money” or “M-PESA.” I highly recommend…
View original post 136 more words