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Ujuzi Kilimo Solutions
UjuziKilimo is a data-driven agronomy services company, using original and innovative technology to reinvent the soil testing and analysis process, helping farmers to improve and increase crop health and productivity across Kenya.
Over 400 million African smallholder farmers rely on traditional knowledge to inform their farming decisions, thus most end up making uninformed decisions resulting in declining productivity on their farms. Due to high costs and inaccessibility of information, many of them cannot afford to pay for extension services, creating a knowledge gap. UjuziKilimo uses sensors to precisely capture soil and farm data from which farmers get real-time actionable and easy to understand advise on fertilizers, seeds, weather, and best practices to ensure they practice productive and sustainable agriculture.
UjuziKilimo uses sensors to collect soil and farm data which is sent to a central database. Farmers get actionable, trackable information in 5 minutes via an interactive SMS platform, helping them to improve and increase crop health and productivity through tailored recommendations and agricultural information.
Traction to Date
Ujuzi Kilimo Solutions has partnered with Farmers Pride Africa and Lenana Agrovets. This is aimed at giving the enterprise access to more than 200,000 farmers in the next 2 years to prove the scalability of the business model. The team also has 6 working prototypes and has conducted 500 soil tests to prove
Ujuzi Kilimo’s Story
UjuziKilimo has developed a hand-held device with soil sensors to determine soil qualities, GPS for farm locations, and weather conditions. This data provides precise and accurate recommendations to farmers in real-time. With information on seeds, fertilizers, weather and crop management, farmers increase their harvests, reduce costs, and have quality produce for the market