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iHub By Jessica Colaço / February 20, 2012

Wireless Wednesday: Using Technology to Enhance Productivity of Agricultural Value Chains in Kenya

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As a continuing part of its series, m:lab East Africa will host a Wireless Wednesday event on 29th February 2012 from 12 noon till 2 pm.

The theme of this edition of Wireless Wednesday is Using Technology to Enhance Productivity of Agricultural Value Chains in Kenya. The event will bring together stakeholders from the Agricultural field as well as participants in the value chain.

The event is sponsored by USAID through USAID Firm (Financial Inclusion for Rural Microenterprises)

FIRM is designed to facilitate the expansion and innovation of financial services in five areas key to the development of Kenya’s economic growth and prosperity: agriculture, renewable/clean energy, information and communication technology, gender/youth, and policy reform. FIRM will also capitalize on opportunities that can potentially advance the frontier of financial services into, for example, water, health, and education, in order to benefit marginalized and excluded populations across Kenyan society.

This event is intended to be a focus group discussion and as such is an invite only event. We’re primarily targeting people interested in the opportunities created by the synergy between technology and agriculture.

If you would like to participate in this event, kindly send a request to Approved requests will receive an invitation to register for the event.

Author : Jessica Colaço

Jessica Colaço is currently the Director of Partnerships at iHub. She was the Founding Manager between 2010 and 2011 at iHub and Research Director between 2011 and 2013 at iHub Research. She is passionate about Innovation, Research, Mobile and Robotics Technology, Mentorship and Entrepreneurship in Kenya as she uses her position at iHub to court local, regional and international stakeholders to adopt Kenyan-made and African-made solutions. As an upcoming angel investor, she courts local and international investors to invest in great tech ideas and companies at idea and concept stage. She is also a Mobile and Robotics Tech Evangelist, Co-Founder of WMIAfrica and AkiraChix, ISOC-Kenya Chapter, Treasurer, ACM-W Nairobi Chapter Chair, TED Global Fellow 2009 and upcoming Guitarist. She was named one of the top 40 women under 40 years in Kenya's business scene by Business Daily on 2009, 2011 and 2012. Her endeavour is to put Kenya and Africa on the map for technology achievements and spur innovation within the country and continent! She blogs at:

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  • patrick wasike at 18:23:02PM Monday, February 27, 2012

    Centre for Agricultural Development Research and Extension Kibos is an NGO registered in Kenya and operating in 27 counties currently with the plan to cover the rest in the coming years. Though registration happened in 2006, operations did not kick off till 2011 when little funding from within styarted triggling in. However with partnership with institutions of higher learning like Jomo Kenyatta university of Agriculture and Technology, we anticipate that their will be opennings to lead us into getting projects with complimentary support.

    Work is already going on in Siaya,Trans Nzoia,Kiambu and Kitui Counties. all these development are to be posted on our website soon.


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