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Research your way to the top

Jun 10, 2019

Research your way to the top

The easiest way to fail your business is to exist in a vacuum and not be aware of the things happening within your sector and beyond. Research ensures a business remains competitive through the understanding of the business environment. It also enables the understanding of what may happen in the near and which may affect the business.

Conserve the Environment to Make the Earth More Sustainable

Jun 10, 2019

Conserve the Environment to Make the Earth More Sustainable

The world commemorated the World Environment Day on Wednesday 5th June with a rallying call to beat air pollution. This came at a time when environmental issues have taken center stage on the development scene locally and internationally. Just recently, while leading a tree planting exercise at State House, President Kenyatta encouraged Kenyans to take advantage of the ongoing long rains and plant trees as a way of tackling climate change.

INVESTING IN CLIMATE-SMART VENTURES KEY TO SUSTAINABILITY

May 29, 2019

INVESTING IN CLIMATE-SMART VENTURES KEY TO SUSTAINABILITY

Repeated spells of drought, fluctuating rainfall patterns, extreme heatwaves, rise in sea levels, frequent cyclones all point to climate change. The result has been dire on human lives, ecosystems, livestock, wildlife and economies. Changing weather patterns negatively impact livelihoods.

Policy making process in Kenya: get involved, it’s your right and duty

May 24, 2019

Policy making process in Kenya: get involved, it’s your right and duty

Policy development is not the preserve of a few people. In Kenya the proposal to have a policy could come from the executive and its various entities; political formations; organized groups or even individual citizens. What then this implies is that we cannot just sit and complain believing that we do not have power to influence the policies and regulations in our space. 

Stekar Foods: Exporting fruits and vegetables to uplift Kenyan farmers

May 16, 2019

Stekar Foods: Exporting fruits and vegetables to uplift Kenyan farmers

Smallholder farmers in Kenya produce the majority of the food consumed in the country- 63% to be exact. However, they tend to suffer from quite low levels of income and tend to only sell small portions of their production. In fact, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) states that sales revenue for Kenyan smallholder farmers amounts to only $404 annually.

Strategic Planning for MSMEs- the steps and why it’s important

May 10, 2019

Strategic Planning for MSMEs- the steps and why it’s important

Enterprises that are headed for success and have plans for continuity are able to tell where they want to be in the future. This means they have envisioned their growth and have seen how they will look like in a couple of years. Just like corporate governance,(refer to a previous article)strategic planning is unfortunately ignored by many micro, small and medium-size enterprises (MSMEs). 

Why a strategic plan? 

What are the Kenyan youth doing to support implementation of the SDGs?

May 02, 2019

What are the Kenyan youth doing to support implementation of the SDGs?

Youth around the globe are seizing the opportunity to participate in the implementation of the sustainable development goals. In Kenya, the university students are increasingly using the power of their collective voice to advocate, lobby and lead campaigns towards adopting sustainable practices and policies. Growing up in a country characterized by advancing technologies and information sharing, many are harnessing this opportunity to increase awareness about SDGs.