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Jeroen Speelman

Main donor Netherlands Space Office (NSO) visits SIKIA project in Mbeya.

By | 2018, SIKIA

The SIKIA project team invited main donor NSO to visit the project and to meet the team of KT in Mbeya. A presentation was given on SIKIA’s progress made, the SAF was demonstrated, and farmers in one of the rice irrigation schemes were visited. The team met with Raphael Group Limited (RGL), the rice miller who is positioned as SIKIA frontrunner when it comes to commercializing the services.

All parties agreed that NSO’s visit was enlightening; the SIKIA team welcomed NSO’s ideas, comments, and suggestions for further improvement of project implementation while NSO indicated to have a good sense of where SIKIA is at and where it is heading.

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SIKIA’s second rice agribusiness workshop in Mbeya

By | 2018, SIKIA

SIKIA’s second rice agribusiness workshop was held at the Royal Tughimbe hall in Mbeya and was attended by 30 different agribusinesses. SIKIA project progress was presented with in particular more focus on the functionalities of SIKIA’s information platform for agribusinesses, the SAF. The SIKIA team gave an online demonstration of the SAF and the added value of it to agribusinesses.

While the first workshop in 2017 was rather informative, the second workshop generated a different kind of vibe among the participants namely “this could actually work and my business should be involved in this”. The SIKIA team collected all input and patiently took the time to address all questions asked from the potential clients.

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