Future is digital: How data and technology will take agri businesses to the next level

Future is digital: How data and technology will take agri businesses to the next level

Smart Harvest in partnership with Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organisation (KARLO), and Smart Farmer magazine are holding the first-ever East Africa Digital Farmers Conference next week and for me, this is welcome and timely. Indeed, the next level farming will be driven by data and technology. Despite the proven potential of digital tools to transform farming, it is interesting that small scale farmers still rely on old existing agricultural methods and practices in their crafts. With the reality of climate change and rising world population that demand steady food supply, one of the best… Continue reading →

Beware; New cyber crime law can land you in prison for 25 years plus 20 million fine

Beware; New cyber crime law can land you in prison for 25 years plus 20 million fine

ComputerandCybercrimesBill_2017 Summary  President Uhuru Kenyatta has assented to the Computer and Cybercrimes Bill, 2017. The new law imposes hefty fines and long prison terms for cyber bullies and fake news dealers. It also targets journalists, media houses, social media users, bloggers and other internet users. The assent comes amid calls for the president to revert the law back to Parliament to ensure its provisions are constitutional and do not violate the right to media freedom and expression. Last week, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) urged President Kenyatta not to assent to the bill, saying… Continue reading →