Eight Kenyan agritech startups feted in global contest

Eight Kenyan agriculture innovations were among 25 African startups feted in a live pitch session for the African agri-tech solutions summit held in Nairobi.

The summit brought together the finalists of the Africa-Korean Agtech Innovations Challenge through which the World Bank identified disruptive agricultural technologies (DATs) with the potential to transform agriculture in Africa, having pitched to the Grand Jury in the contest.

Founded in 2011, Kenya’s Kuza Biashara (in the picture) carried the day as the best startup convincing the jury why it deserved the benefits.

Kuza empowers underserved communities by building their capacity as entrepreneurs, also focusing on youth, women, and small business owners by onboarding them to an online platform called Rural Entrepreneur Development Incubators (REDI) Agripreneurs on the platform offer bundled services such as crop advisory, market access, agricultural inputs, and credit to smallholder farmers within their communities, earning a commission in return.

Other overall winners were EzyAgric from Uganda and Farmline Limited from Ghana.

Here is a list of the Kenyan startups that participated and the solutions they address;

Agribusiness Solutions Limited 

Startup manufacturing of avocado oil, briquettes, biodiesel, and black soldier fly farming. Also, consultancy firm, specializing in agribusiness financial literacy

agriBORA Limited

The agri-fintech company aims to de-risk smallholder agriculture by building a digitally-driven end-to-end ecosystem. agriBORA’s platform provides farmers with access to a variety of farming inputs, such as seeds, fertilizers, and pesticides, at affordable prices.

eProd Solutions Ltd 

Offers supply chain management ERP solutions to agricultural companies. The platform enables companies to create detailed farmer profiles, input provision and training, facilitate timely and accurate payments to farmers, and communicate through SMS, USSD, and reports. The platform also allows for stock management, creating a market system approach that leads to a transparent, traceable, and accountable supply chain.

Amtech Technologies Limited 

Amtech ICT system operates a credit scores system that analyzes smallholder farmer datasets (this farm-level data is already present at the farmer organizations) using Amtech machine learning algorithm to produce relevant credit scores and decision tools that enable farmers’ organizations to lend.


Developed a mobile application called Nuru that farmers use to identify disease symptoms and pest damage on plants. The app uses Tensor flow image detection technology to detect objects on plant leaves and patterns indicating disease outbreaks. The AI-powered tool is trained using images of healthy and diseased leaves to enable diagnosis. The mobile app also provides weather forecasts and can be used offline and online.


SunCulture’s solar-powered irrigation systems are designed to be easy to use and maintain, and they are made with locally-sourced materials to ensure that they are affordable and accessible to small-scale farmers. Trains farmers to help them effectively use and maintain their irrigation systems.
SunCulture operates in Kenya and Uganda as well as internationally through distributors in Ethiopia, Togo and Ivory Coast.

USOMI Limited

Provides farmers with access to the latest technologies, training programs and forward contracts which enables them to meet the increasing demand for high-quality food transforming smallholder farming into profitable commercial enterprises. training, and forward contracts.


AM Live

AM Live is NTV's morning current affairs show that sets the agenda for the day with insightful panels every weekday.


Business Redefined

Business Redefined is Kenya’s premier thought leadership platform for unpacking matters regarding economic and finance policy as well demystifying complex developments in the region’s capital markets.


A collection of our premium content. Diam curabitur vehicula A collection of our premium content. Diam curabitur vehicula

Full Episodes

A collection of our premium content. Diam curabitur vehicula A collection of our premium content. Diam curabitur vehicula

Gumzo La Sato

Gumzo La Sato is a live social issues show that aims to create awareness about issues affecting the larger society. The discussions range from Parenting, Marital bliss and struggles, Oppression, violence, and all matters of the Heart.

Health Diary

Health Diary is a weekly show that highlights different types of diseases/conditions and seeks ways to prevent, treat/manage them. The show debunks this through real life stories and also feature specialists in different fields, to offer medical advice on the same.

Letter To My Younger Self

Letter To My Younger Self is a podcast where guests get to write a letter to their younger self, from which Maxine formulates questions to ask them during the hour-long show.

Mazao Talks

Mazao looks at agriculture and agribusiness

Nation Reports

Nation Reports is a weekly podcast offers an opportunity for listeners to interact with various reporters and journey with them as they unravel the biggest most emotive stories.

One Health Lens Podcast

Discussing health matters and human stories from Kenya and across Africa. We talk big picture from people to policy, ecosystems, and everything in between. Follow us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/onehealthlens

Paradise Lost

Paradise Lost peeks through the story of Louis Otieno, the times, and everything in between.



Speaking of GEN Z

Speaking of Gen Z brings you entertaining but meaningful conversations about a generation that is trying to navigate through adulthood. Join hosts Michelle, Jackie and Esther as they unravel all things Gen Z.

Sport On

Sport-On is a 30-minute sports magazine show on NTV and 3 hours on NATION FM. The show seeks to give the sports “fanatics” and “funatics” comprehensive and in-depth coverage of sports both locally and internationally.


The extent of technological growth is beyond mere acknowledgment; it has seamlessly integrated into our daily existence. A few years ago, the notion of paying electricity bills through mobile money or recharging with 'tokens' in Kenya seemed inconceivable. Online product sales were considered distant, and artificial intelligence is rapidly reshaping various facets of our lives. Amidst these technological leaps, those with a solid understanding of tech can navigate challenges, seize opportunities, and build a sustainable livelihood. Tech over Show aims to be the platform facilitating discussions among thought leaders, innovators, tech companies, and the government, addressing challenges and opportunities in Kenya's thriving tech industry.


Thamani is a business show which is dedicated to emerging issues regarding micro, small and medium size businesses.

The Politalk podcast

This is The Politalk podcast. Here we look into the ins and outs of everything Kenyan politics. We pull no punches and have no reason to sugarcoat anything that matters to Kenyans.

The Trend

A two-hour-long live show that airs on Fridays. The show focuses on what is current in the entertainment industry, controversial and popular across all media platforms targeting those aged between 25 and 35 years.

The trend podcast

The trend podcast highlights and captures the best of banter from #TTTT segment that airs every Friday on NTV. It's the TTTT EXTRA

The Wicked Edition

The Wicked Edition with Dr. King’ori seeks to address serious issues through humour and relatable wit. It is a two-part half hour show filmed in front of a live audience


A collection of our premium content. Diam curabitur vehicula A collection of our premium content. Diam curabitur vehicula


Twende is a travel show that highlights beautiful, unique, diverse locations, people, and cultures. The show offers fresh perspectives on familiar locations and memorable experiences in new ones.


This Saturday evening lifestyle show lets viewers share their stories and life experiences as openly & honestly for the purpose of shifting the culture of silence.

VIP Access

VIP ACCESS is Anyiko Owoko’s YouTube and podcast show on Music and Culture dedicated to promoting Africa’s most promising talent and creatives. This podcast grants you VIP access into timeless interviews while providing a platform for rising as well as established artists across the continent. Since launching in 2018, Anyiko has interviewed over 70 African music stars.


This weekly news show aims to have all sides of debate but not be constrained by it, listen to main voices in the contest but not allow them to hold the viewers hostage, entertain debate but allow push back with all due respect.

When death do us part

In this podcast, three widowers openly speak about the process of grief, how they found themselves exposed to the emotional turmoil of losing their wives, and how society still does not know how to deal with them.

Your World

Your World is a health, wellness and variety show. It provides a platform for audiences and experts to share their experiences on how to improve or manage health issues, across Kenya and the Africa region.