21 April, 2017 – Carbon Africa is providing assistance to Climate Focus North America for climate-smart agri-business development under a USAID and SNV USA programme as part of the Feed the Future initiative. Activities entail identifying and screening business opportunities, engaging investors and supporting promising companies to scale-up their operations. Agri-business ventures engaged with so far include farm product distributors, an aquaculture firm, a solar irrigation company and a hydroponics equipment and nutrients provider.
During the week of 17 April, the third mission to Kenya took place under the project with meetings held with both interested businesses and financing entities. The mission concluded with the official launch of the climate smart agriculture initiative at an event in Nairobi.