AgriTech4Kenya innovation challenge 2024: Consultation workshop report

The AgriTech4Kenya Innovation Challenge 2024 is driving Kenya’s agrifood systems transformation by facilitating the development, deployment, adoption, and scaling of high-impact science-based agritech solutions tailored to the needs of the nation’s smallholder farmers and value chain stakeholders. The project’s Consultation Workshop held in Nairobi in April 2024 catalyzed dialogue among key players from within Kenya’s agri-food sector, including government officials, academicians, researchers, incubators, accelerators, venture funds, startups, and farmers.

The workshop served as a strategic platform for refining the thematic focus of the upcoming AgriTech4Kenya Innovation Challenge 2024, creating space to collate and integrate diverse stakeholder perspectives on the most pressing challenges, needs and opportunities facing Kenya's agricultural landscape. This participatory approach ensured that the innovation challenge would catalyse actionable solutions aligned with the priorities and aspirations of Kenyan farmers and value chain actors. The workshop resulted in the formulation of six priority areas affecting food security and climate resilience in Kenya, which will ultimately shape the overall scope of the AgriTech4Kenya Innovation Challenge 2024.