Kenya’s most promising agri-tech innovations will be supported by the World Bank with the aim of having one million Kenyan farmers on a digital platform over the next three years.
At least 10 digital agricultural technologies were on April 6, 2019 selected to be part of a group that will be funded while also benefitting from incubation to form what the World Bank is calling the ‘disruptive digital technology’ strategy aimed at feeding the nation.
The plan seeks to fund innovators in agriculture to step up technologies to scale up food production.
The World Bank Group will work with the Korea-World Bank Partnership Facility; the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Irrigation; the Ministry of Information, Communications and Technology; Kuza Technologies; Dalberg; the UN SDG Partnership Platform and others, to form the One Million Farmer Initiative.
The platform will address farmers’ challenges around productivity, market access, financial inclusion, and information, among others.