THE LATEST: Report – AgResults & Tanager deliver grain storage solutions for smallholder farmers in Kenya.
Providing farmers with innovative tools while supporting Kenyan entrepreneurship
In partnership with Tanager, this AgResults project helped farmers in Kenya adopt new technologies to improve grain storage while empowering Kenyan entrepreneurship. In the program examined by this report, companies in Kenya were challenged to create innovative grain storage devices to reduce smallholder post-harvest crop losses and increase the amount of clean, pesticide-free grain available for household consumption. These grain storage devices allowed farmers to store grain for longer periods which reduces the pressure of selling at low prices during times of glut, so farmers can sell their grain for higher prices. The companies involved in the challenge were able to increase profits and create market linkages.