Last week, the World Bank unveiled 14 innovators in Kenya as the first cohort of a million farmers expected to benefit from a grant to help them grow. Experts say technology like apps, climate-smart seeds, financial services or data analytics can improve yields and income. Winners were also required to show evidence of impact on productivity, with a focus on smallholder and women farmers; showcase engagement with other players and demonstrate how they could reach at least 10,000 farmers in two years. Digital GreenThis is a video-enabled approach that tries to bridge the gap between extension officers and farmers. The technology, in use since 2018, has reached 10,000 farmers.
Source: Daily Nation April 19, 2019 18:56 UTC