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CLP Kenya National Finals set for 30th August

The finalists for the 2022 Kenya Climate LaunchPad competition are officially set to square off on August 30, 2022, for the top three positions in this year’s contest. The contestants will compete on a virtual platform hosted via Zoom by Kenya Climate Innovation Center (KCIC), where guests can register to watch the live pitching. The finals will also be

The climate crisis is a water crisis

Water is one of the four elements of nature crucial for food security, energy production, economic development and poverty reduction. But water can equally be deployed as ammunition in the fight against climate change, when harnessed and managed in a sustainable way. This is according to the World Water Development Report 2020 produced by the United Nations

KCIC conducts training of trainers on the 4K Clubs Programs

One hundred and one 4K Clubs patrons from Uasin Gishu, Bungoma, Kisii, Meru, Isiolo, Kiambu, Kisii and Kilifi are the beneficiaries of a one-week workshop organized as from 4th to 8th July, to provide the participants with competencies for effective establishment, management and sustainable vibrant 4K Clubs across the counties. The workshops were held in

Fertilizers are a disaster. Abandoning them is a bigger disaster.

The use of artificial fertilizers and pesticides would possibly increase yields. Still, these inputs are out of reach to many small-scale farmers as they require capital and risk environmental pollution. Farmers are, therefore, being encouraged to turn to organic farming to improve their yield production. Agri Flora Organic Solutions is an early-stage company trying to

Mushroom Farming: Graduate reaping the fruits of fungi culture

Mushrooms, an ancient delicacy, were traditionally picked from the wild, and farmers did not grow them commercially. Today, mushroom farming is a popular job source of income for many young people worldwide. Armed with skills and knowledge, 24-year-old, Catherine Wanjiku, prepares mushroom farms, plants them, harvests, and packs them for sale. She also educates farmers

ClimateLaunchPad: Your ticket to global success

ClimateLaunchpad is the world’s largest green business ideas competition. Innovation and invention can lead the way to a clean future. That’s why we create a stage for the people who have great cleantech ideas and help them develop those ideas into startups making global impact. ClimateLaunchpad is being implemented in Kenya by Kenya Climate Innovation

Banana flour: Tharaka Nithi women’s novel idea to escape poverty

Banana farmers across the country have endured many years of frustration arising from a lack of market, pests, diseases, and low productivity. In seasons of high productivity, many bananas sometimes go for as low as Shs 1,000, to the disappointment of farmers who invest a lot in fertilizers and labor. A Tharaka Nithi farmer has

Bungoma Agribusiness Expo set for Friday, May 13

The first edition of the Bungoma Agribusiness Expo will be kicking off on May 13 at Posta Grounds in Bungoma with the participation of major agricultural aggregators, local farmers, and investors from Bungoma.   In association with Kenya Climate Innovation Centre, KCIC, the County Government of Bungoma welcomes producers, suppliers, and distributors to the Expo. The one-day

Sh 2m up for grabs by university students with Cleantech Innovations

Kenya Climate Innovation Centre, in a collaborative effort with the Embassy of Switzerland, SICPA and Strathmore University, has launched the Cleantech Innovation Competition to strengthen idea stage businesses in the cleantech sector to address environmental problems. The competition, whose applications are now open, will identify and reward university students in Kenya with innovative clean technology

Dried, not fried fruits

Pauline Okubasu is the founder of Azavi Food, a dried fruit producer based in Machakos. She spoke to KCIC Consulting about agribusiness opportunities and the journey of building her food industry.  Tell us more about what Azaavi Foods does and how you got started. Azaavi Foods is a fruit processing company that works with farmers in Machakos to produce