Kenya partners with Swedish company to lead the rollout of smart farming technology in Africa

Kenya has been identified to lead the rollout of smart farming technology in Africa being championed by Spowdi, a Swedish green innovation organization.

Collaborating with ChildFund International, Spowdi aims to advance sustainable smart farming practices among smallholder farmers in Africa.

The project will commence with the launch of a pilot program dedicated to assisting 250 smallholder farmers in Migori and Nyeri counties, Kenya. This initiative will subsequently expand to encompass 10,000 farmers nationwide within the next three years.

Following the successful implementation of the initial phase, the model will be duplicated in various African countries such as Uganda, Ethiopia, Zambia, Mozambique, Guinea, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and the Gambia.

Under this agreement, farmers will be provided with equipment and training in the utilization of smart irrigation technology. This includes Spowdi’s solar-powered, mobile water distribution systems, which will be employed for instruction in micro-irrigation techniques.

Spowdi and ChildFund are set to create demonstration sites, testbeds, and training hubs to benefit farmers, trainers, distributors, educators, and other collaborators.