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Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 9:45am

 

(NAIROBI, Thursday, October 19, 2017) - The Kenya Innovation Engine (KIE), a USAID-funded program Feed the Future initiative, honored entrepreneurs, investors, counties, and farming cooperatives who have participated in bringing 24 agricultural innovations to more than 202,000 smallholder farmers in 35 counties in Kenya.

The five-year program has identified, nurtured and brought to scale innovative, private sector-oriented solutions to food insecurity, under-nutrition, and poverty. Innovators designed new concepts, products and services to maximize their commercial potential, and improve nutrition and livelihoods within the targeted communities through a private sector approach. KIE set up a system that operates similar to a venture capital fund by providing targeted financial support and tailored technical assistance to agricultural innovations that are well-positioned to leverage additional funding to become fully sustainable in the market.

 

Last updated: November 06, 2017

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