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October 1st, 2018 / FarmBiz Africa

Dysmus Kisilu, a Kenyan entrepreneur has won a Progress Award in recognition of his efforts in providing smallholder farmers especially from rural Kenya with solar-powered agricultural tools and services upping their production. Kisilu is the founder of Solar Gel, a company that provides small Kenyan farms with renewable energy services to increase agricultural productivity. Solutions include irrigation kits and cold storage units, all powered by solar energy. To date, 3,000 women in rural areas have been equipped with these tools, increasing agricultural yields by more than 150 per cent compared to 2016. Read more.