Nairobi ignites for the Consultation Workshop of the AgriTech4Kenya Innovation Challenge 2024

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Nairobi (Kenya), 16 April 2024 – Organized by the Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT in collaboration across CGIAR research centers, and powered by the CGIAR Accelerate for Impact Platform,CGIAR Excellence in Agronomy Initiative, CGIAR Initiative on Nature-Positive Solutions, and Briter Bridges, the AgriTech4Kenya Consultation Workshop served as an opportunity for multi-stakeholder dialogue on the conditions and mechanisms necessary for Kenya’s agri- and climate-tech sector to flourish. The event aimed to feed the Assessment and Design phase of the overall project with local expertise, and to shape its direction and Priority Areas accordingly. In doing so, AgriTech4Kenya is ensured to be a project powered by Kenyans, for Kenya.

With those in attendance ranging from governmental officials, private sector representatives, academicians, international organizations, NGOs, banks, farmers, farmers associations, investment funds, and more, the agenda progressed through high-level opening remarks, keynote speeches, and expert presentations, before culminating in lively collaborative breakout sessions. These sessions saw heartening enthusiasm from the attending stakeholders, facilitating the application of recommendations and lessons learned from diverse perspectives to the AgriTech4Kenya Innovation Challenge, exploring insights into how the project can unlock the potential of ambitious entrepreneurs and scientists and achieve maximum impact in addressing Kenya’s critical agricultural bottlenecks.

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