Kijani Testing is a Kenyan start-up that focuses on providing field trials and market testing services to innovations that are designed to make farming more lucrative to young people. The company has built capacity in terms of network with a wide scope of small-scale farmers across Kenya who it works with on a number of projects. The company has a team of well-trained equipped technicians and monitoring & evaluation officers who dedicate themselves to adding value to its partners’ projects.
Market Opportunity/ Problem
There has been an influx of new technologies in the past five years due to the fall of PV prices and a global economy, making it possible for design, manufacturing, and distribution to happen in different continents. Some of these technologies carve out new markets or emerging markets. Most companies doing testing usually focus on standardization procedures outlined by governments for technologies that have been in existence for a long time. Standardization of new technologies is something that is up and coming and vital to the success of these new products. Kijani Testing applies the lean startup approach build-measure-learn methodology to test its clients’ products to achieve success efficiently.
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Type of organization
Stage of the business
Early stage/ Startup
Agriculture value chain(s) focus?
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How many employees does your business have?
Does the business have more than 30% women ownership?
Does the business have more than 30% youth ownership (under 35 years)?
Financing and expansion overview
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