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Agricultural Innovations for Food Security.

To be a leading provider of Innovative Agri-business solutions in Africa to ensure no one dies of hunger.

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Lead Applicant Organization Name

Miramar International College

Lead Applicant Organization Type

  • Small company (under 50 employees)

If part of a multi-stakeholder entity (i.e. team), provide the names of other organizations and types of stakeholders collaborating with you.

Miramar International Foundation - A Subsidiary NGO under the Miramar College, Master Card Foundation -Non Profit Organization, Kenya Commercial Bank - Foundation- offering seed capital to our agribusiness (Hydroponics farming) Beneficiaries.

Website of Legally Registered Entity

www.mic.ac.ke

How long have you / your team been working on this Vision?

  • 1-3 years

Lead Applicant: In what city or town are you located?

Nairobi City

Lead Applicant: In what country are you located?

KENYA

Your Selected Place: what’s the name of the Place you’re developing a Vision for?

Central Region of Kenya

What country is your selected Place located in?

KENYA

Describe your relationship to the place you’ve selected.

We have been using the Central Region of Kenya as a piloting region before we can go country wide by the end of this year (2020).

Describe the People and Place: Provide information that would be helpful for an outsider who has never been there and may have no context about this Place to better understand the area.

People from the central region are peaceful, loving, kind, generous among many. They love vegetables and fruits. They also love farming as its one of their largets source of income. 

What is the approximate size of your Place, in square kilometers? (New question, not required)

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What is the estimated population (current 2020) in your Place?

5000000

Challenges: Describe the current (2020) and the future (2050) challenges that your food system faces.

Farmers struggle to gain access to adequate seed, fertilizer and other inputs. Uptake of new technology is low. The effects of climate change is a source of grave, albeit familiar, concern for many people in Kenya and in East Africa generally – present formidable threats to farmers and pastoralists. Also, Kenya's agricultural sector is a high dependence on agricultural imports which renders the country vulnerable to fluctuations in global markets, increased national debt and variable weather patterns and can contribute to food insecurity even in the future. 

Address the Challenges: Describe how your Vision will address the challenges described in the previous question.

We are Enhancing  adaptation measures such as hydroponics farming and low-cos- small-scale irrigation projects, and in post-harvest technologies, to improve yields and reduce losses. Improving smallholder farmers’ access to markets through better supply chain management is also our critical area to making agriculture more productive.

Through these efforts, Kenya will increase agricultural productivity, lessen its dependence on agricultural imports and, in turn, contribute to strengthening food security across the country.

High Level Vision: With these challenges addressed, now provide a high level description of how the Place and the lives of its People will be different than they are now.

More jobs will be created, turning around the country's economy, Another positive development will be the rapid expansion of farmers markets. 

Full Vision: How do you describe your Vision for a regenerative and nourishing food future for your Place and People for 2050?

People across the country will have access to food at an affordable prices, jobs will be created and and the country's economy will grow with over 10 digits. 

How did you hear about the Food System Vision Prize?

  • Email

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Hi Jonathan Ndeveni welcome to the Food System Vision Prize Community!
It's good to see you draft a vision that foresees economic prosperity through innovative Agri-business solutions for your region.
Even as we begin the countdown, please make sure you have reviewed your final submission through the Pocket Guide to support you through the final hours of wrapping up your submission. This will give you the most important bullet points to keep in mind to successfully submit your Vision. Here is the link to the pocket guide: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1o8WGMus6-V8GywWdlNwmCpk7I1fMVzcQ/view
Look forward to seeing your submission finalized by 31st January, 5:00 pm EST.