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Kenyan entrepreneur wins global award for increasing farmers’ yields with solar energy

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 …

Ugandan farmer awarded for encouraging 1,500 girls to farm passionfruit commercially

October 5th, 2015 / East African Business Week

Ugandan fruit farmer Eric Kaduru, whose company KadAfrica encourages and supports young people in taking up fruit farming, has won the 2015 Yara Prize, which recognizes outstanding contributions to African agriculture. “Africa needs to do more to foster entrepreneurial agriculture and the interests of women and youth in agriculture,” said …

Anti-poverty pioneer Sir Fazle Hasan Abed wins 2015 World Food Prize

July 6th, 2015 / BBC

The founding chairman of a leading rural development and anti-poverty organisation, based in Bangladesh, has won the 2015 World Food Prize. Sir Fazle Hasan Abed established Brac in 1972, which has since helped nearly 150 million people out of poverty. The judging panel recognised his lifetime commitment to empowering women …