This report examines the results of the AgResults Kenya On-Farm Storage Challenge Project – a Tanager-supported project that challenged Kenyan companies to create on-farm grain storage devices for smallholder farmers in Kenya. As summarized in this report, these devices allowed farmers to protect upwards of 413,265 MT of grain from marauding pests. The farmers and their families will now have access to pesticide-free grain available for household consumption. The companies that created the storage devices were able to establish market linkages which ultimately will make these grain storage devices available to more farmers in Kenya.
Agriculture sector stakeholders and international donors gathered in Nairobi to celebrate the final awards ceremony for the AgResults Kenya On-Farm Storage Pilot.
The IGNITE grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will shape future ways of doing business.
In celebration of our 25th anniversary, we are changing our name to Tanager, to reflect how we ourselves adapt to co-create ways for people to benefit from rapidly changing market dynamics.
The EasyDry M500, a portable grain dryer developed through Tanager (operating then as ASI) and ACDI/VOCA’s AflaSTOP project, won fourth place and $4,000 at the All Africa Postharvest Technologies and Innovation Challenge.