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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.

Resource efficiency modelling

Apr 11, 2019

Resource efficiency modelling

The world has been engulfed by the wrath of unsustainable use of resources. This has been caused by economies that rely on natural resource extractions that are extremely wasteful in generating value and wealth- a phenomenon that has caused climate change and widespread environmental degradation. Consequently, these menaces have brought negative impacts onto the well-being of the planet and its people. It is a situation that call for an urgent response by everyone.

Reap More by Working With the Government

Mar 29, 2019

Reap More by Working With the Government

Picture courtesy of planning.go.ke

If you want your business to succeed in a developing economy align your strategy to the country’s strategic development agenda. This is especially crucial for Small and Medium Enterprises which are prone to various risks and uncertainties. Aligning yourself with the government’s strategy not only  buffers your business from risks but it can also allow you access various opportunities that come with government backed programs. 

MIS Company: Water-efficient irrigation for Kenyan farmers

Mar 22, 2019

MIS Company: Water-efficient irrigation for Kenyan farmers

With today being World Water Day, it begs us to think about the water issues plaguing Kenya, a water scarce country, as well as innovative solutions to counter these problems. The recent deadly droughts in Turkana, Kenya are a painful reminder of this dilemma we are faced with. Climate change is posed to only further exacerbate a lack of access to water. This has devastating consequences on agriculture, which in turn affects food security and farmers’ livelihoods.