VIP pilot boosting smallholder farmers productivity

Village Industrial Power (VIP) uses agricultural waste to provide smallholder farmers with productive heat and power that can be harnessed for crop processing and boost farmers’ income. 
 
This short video shows the impact of one of VIP’s pilot projects in Kenya, Kambiti East Mango Farm, where the farmers have reduced their crop spoilage by 56% compared to traditional drying racks.
 
Frida Mbai, vice chairperson of the farm, explains how VIP has allowed the farm to regulate their working day and dramatically improve productivity, and Isaiah Kipchirchir, VIP technician, demonstrates how simple the machine is to operate.   

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With funding from SF, DFID, Factor(E) and OFID, VIP are piloting further agricultural uses for their technology, testing their business model and market fit, and developing a range of units to suit different audiences and needs.


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