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How IDH Farmfit is using data to transform smallholder markets

IDH Farmfit is a program developed to promote inclusive and innovative smallholder agricultural investments. As part of this program, IDH Farmfit is using data to support smallholder farmers and help them increase their productivity, income, and resilience. One way that IDH Farmfit is using data is by collecting and analyzing information on smallholder farming practices, […]

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Consulting firm announces opportunity for climate-smart ideas

Consulting firm KCL has announced its partnership with Canadian firm Grand Challenges Canada (GCC) in its role as an enterprise support organisation for GCC’s latest request for proposals. The call for proposals is targeting innovative ideas in the climate and health nexus as it seeks bold solutions that address the human health impacts of climate […]

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New design is needed to address the climate paradox

Whenever many people of the mid-age generation are faced by the unprecedented contemporary climate, they normally reminisce the climate of the time they were growing up. In East Africa for example, many who grew up there will recall the predictable weather patterns where, during the March – May season, there were the heavy rains that […]

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Onboarding process for incubators and donor organisations should not be a difficult task

Over the years, I have worked with multiple projects on onboarding clients, mostly Medium to Small Market Enterprises (MSMEs) into their programmes. Through the onboarding processes, I have mobilized a cumulative number of more than 50,000 applications from all over Africa. Unfortunately, due to the capacity of these incubators, donor organisations and sometimes the private […]

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Technology has a key role in addressing climate change

The upcoming 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) comes at unprecedented times when the world is grappling with the impacts of Covid-19. Towards the end of the year, nations will be renewing their commitment towards fulfilling the objectives of the Paris Agreement. They will be zeroing in on increasing climate action, building […]

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Upbringing better children needs proper mentorship

The upbringing of children into good and responsible adults needs to adopt a holistic approach encompassing various duties by multiple players. Parents, teachers, and the society in general have a profound role to play in instilling discipline and good morals to children especially pupils and students. Constant mentorship is essential to having ethical and responsible […]

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Yielding productivity during this period

Kenya, like any other nation in the world, is still grappling with uncertainty with the number of Coronavirus infections still escalating. During this state of midpoint where human beings are being driven by hope for a cure and vaccination for Covid-19, but being set back by the rising cases, newfangled tactics are necessary for survival, […]

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Permaculture training is a key ingredient of sustainable development

The adoption of permaculture is vital in the actualization of Sustainable Cities and Communities, part of the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) whose deadline is 2030. The world needs to start deviating from the conventional ways of life and start adopting the practice of permaculture. People living in rural areas and marginalized communities hold the […]

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Adopt sustainable development for business growth in future

Companies need to adopt sustainable development in the core of their business operations in order to help realize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as well as remain competitive in the years to come. The SDGs are a global call to action directed towards alleviating poverty, safeguarding the planet, and guaranteeing better quality of life for […]

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Avoid impulse spending this festive season

A few have joked that this is the season where one steps outside to buy a loaf of bread and never comes back or comes in with loads of shopping, or one steps out to buy this newspaper in Nairobi and finds himself in Mombasa after hours. It is a season to make merry given […]

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Kenya youth should seek global chances

Taking part in international contests will open up new opportunities for Kenyan youth. In a country where the population is rapidly growing while available prospects remain limited, Kenyans should broaden their search for occupational chances to the international sphere. Whereas globally most people are still in search of advancements from their current situations, this does […]

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Recycling of plastics is likely to reduce pollution

In the world over, plastics have proved to be a great menace, not only to human beings but also to the environment. This is despite their critical use in the society. Having been made of up of synthetic or semi-synthetic organic compounds, they are non-biodegradable and will therefore not decompose once consumed by any living […]

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Create more awareness about sexually transmitted diseases

Recent statistics by UNAIDS have indicated that Kenya has the joint fourth largest HIV/AIDS epidemic in the world, alongside Mozambique and Uganda. Even as the government and other stakeholders continue with their determinations to end this epidemic by 2030 in line with Vision 2030 and the global Sustainable Development Goals, there is need to build […]

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The kenyan shilling should not be undervalued

The Kenyan Shilling has hit an all-time undervalue against the American dollar as it retails at more than 102.0 shillings per dollar. This amounts to more than 18% depreciation in five years as it was trading at 86.0 shillings per dollar in 2013. While there are pros and cons of a weak shilling, the depreciation […]

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Ruiru offers lessons on developing tech cities

An oblique aerial view of the once dejected Ruiru town will give you a view of an upcoming tech city if the growing population density, number of industries and other economic activities is anything to go by. Ruiru is currently the sixth largest urban center in Kenya according to the 2019 population census. The once […]

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You can now make money grow in trees

The old adage that money does not grow in trees is in the contemporary world devalued, noting the numerous opportunities that trees offer for income generation. Globally, commercial forestry and investment in different stages of the forests value chain has proved to be a reliable source of income that can not only be exploited in […]

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Divert development to other towns

The agglomeration of major skyscrapers in the Upper Hill part of Nairobi is worth some celebration especially as Kenya aims at becoming an industrialized, middle-income economy. It is however also a reason to send a shiver down the spines of the city’s frequent users because the limited resources available may become overstretched. Over the last […]

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