Go Africa Partners with Safaricom’s DigiFarm Platform To Offer Seamless Access For Agricultural Services In Kenya

Nairobi, Kenya – October 29,, 2022

Sustainable agriculture is largely driven by interconnected systems across the value chain.  To this end, Go Africa Global announces extended partnership with Safaricom and their DigFarm Platform, to offer extended service offerings toward increasing Agricultural production and food security. . Both companies have come together to leverage their synergies to put forward solutions that will digitize agricultural production in Kenya.

Farmers & cooperatives can leverage this integration by using the I-Go Lima Mobile app for reservations and booking of agricultural services.  The I-Go Lima App is powered by  Safaricom’s market leading M-PESA  service to maximize ease of use and flexibility for all users. Visit the Google play store and download the I-Go Lima app today.

Scan the QR code: Or visit : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.igo.igoafrica

Indigenous Go Africa (I-Go Africa) led by Hilary Akhaabi, PhD, is pioneering rice production in Kenya by providing mechanized services to farmers in the Bunyala Rice Scheme. I-Go Africa has entered into partnerships with Cooperative societies within the Bunyala Rice Scheme to provide mechanization services with the fleet of tractors and harvesters it owns. The aim is to set off and kick-start truly mechanized agricultural production which in turn will result in increased productivity and production of rice within the scheme. Mechanization of agricultural production is part of the larger initiative of I-Go Africa; as it intends to purchase the rice paddy and provide value addition and package rice for sale. Once completed, we anticipate increasing production 6x from current levels resulting in USD 3.0M in total sales annually.

“DigiFarm, is an instrumental partner in this initiative and we appreciate Mr. Omondi Kasidhi, of  DigiFarm Kenya LTD, for his support,” states Hilary Akhaabi, PhD, CEO at I-Go Africa. “I-Go Africa is also open to partnering with various cooperative societies today and in the evolving future for this and other partnership opportunities that may arise over time.

About the I-Go Africa

Indigenous Go Africa (I-Go Africa) is a subsidiary of Go Africa Global LLC, a New York-based firm  focused on agribusiness enabled by cutting-edge technology. info@I-GoAfrica.com or visit https://goafricaglobal.com/i-goafrica/

 

About DigiFarm Kenya LTD

DigiFarm Kenya LTD,  DigiFarm is a FREE Safaricom service that offers farmers convenient, one-stop access to quality farm inputs at discounted prices, input loans, learning content on farming as well as access to market. Other value-add services provided through DigiFarm include insurance yield cover and extension services through remote agronomists located at the DigiFarm call center or on ground DigiFarm Village Advisors (DVA).. https://www.safaricom.co.ke/media-center-landing/frequently-asked-questions/digifarm

 

For More information.

Go Africa Contact:  Hilary Akhaabi, PhD

+254 20-514-8160

info@I-GoAfrica.com

 

DigiFarm Kenya LTD Contact:

Omondi Kasidhi

Director, DigiFarm Kenya LTD

Safaricom PLC email OKASIDHI@Safaricom.co.ke

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I-Go Africa Launches I-Go Lima mobile app to Increase Agricultural Production in Kenya & East Africa

Nairobi, Kenya – September 8, 2022

Sustainable agriculture is largely driven by interconnected systems across the value chain.  To this end, I-Go Africa (Kenya) and Go Africa Global announces launch of the I-Go Lima mobile app on Google Play Store. the I-Glo Lima mobile app serves a platform to connect farmers with mechanized, milling services and other services provided by I-Go Africa to bring to market forward looking solutions that will digitize agricultural production and sales in Kenya and East Africa.

The I-Go Lima Mobile app is powered by  Safaricom’s market leading M-PESA  service to maximize ease of use and flexibility for all users. Visit the Google play store and download the I-Go Lima app today.

Scan QR Code:

or download At: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.igo.igoafrica

 

Indigenous Go Africa (I-Go Africa) led by Hilary Akhaabi, PhD, is pioneering rice production in Kenya by providing mechanized services to farmers in the Bunyala Rice Scheme. I-Go Africa has entered into partnerships with Cooperative societies within the Bunyala Rice Scheme to provide mechanization services with the fleet of tractors and harvesters it owns. I-Go Africa also purchases rice paddy and provides value addition and package rice for sales to local markets via its partnerships with local distributors.

We have built this platform to ensure farmers get access to services, that increase production,, and productivity as well as access to  markets for their finished products,, through the Victoria Grain, rice brand,” states Dr Akhaabi, Lead Director at I-Go Africa. “I-Go Africa is also open to partnering with various cooperative societies and distributors today and in the evolving future for this and other partnership opportunities that may arise over time.

Special thanks to our partners for which such an accomplish would not have been possible.

Government agencies:

National Irrigation Authority, Busia Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and  Busia County Government.

Equipment, Infrastructure, Logistics, and Technology partners:

CMC Kenya, Digifarm Farm Engineering Industries Limited (FEIL), FMD Kenya, FM WORLD Hello Tractor, LAKE AGRO,  PAN African Group,  Safaricom, SHAKTIMAN, SRITARAM, and, and

Financial Partners:

Absa Bank Kenya, Ecobank Kenya, National Bank of Kenya and NCBA,

About the I-Go Africa

Indigenous Go Africa (I-Go Africa) is a subsidiary of Go Africa Global LLC, a New York-based firm focused on agribusiness enabled by cutting-edge technology.  Https://GoAfricaGlobal.com

For More information.

Go Africa Contact:

Dr Akhaabi

+254 20-514-8160

info@I-GoAfrica.com

or visit the Google Play Store at: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.igo.igoafrica

Introduction of Victoria Grain Brand Rice Products (I-Go Africa)

Product/Marketing  Announcement

I-Go Africa (Kenya) announces the introduction of its line of rice products for the East African Market called Victoria Grain.

Victoria Grain is the brand of rice products, distributed by Indigenous Go Africa Limited (I-GO Africa). I-GO Africa works with over 2000 farmers in over 3000 acres of rice to ensure uniformity in the production of rice from research, laboratory, seed plant, rice mill, and packaging plant. We have pioneered a hybrid method where both the farmer and Indigenous Go Africa benefit from the exclusive relationship.

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Update for I-Go Africa Kenya (What we do, Our Values & Mission)

Global Announcement for I-Go Africa Kenya 

Below is a brief summary of the core objectives for Go Africa in Kenya & East Africa at large:

Vision 

We envision African economies that are integrated and participate competitively in global trading systems.

Mission

  • Establish strategic partnerships to promote value addition in the food production processes.
  • Promote strategic marketing partnerships between African food producers, suppliers and buyers.
  • Drive use of new and improved technologies, while building technical and human resource capacity to enhance food production and marketing processes

Update for I-Go Africa Kenya

After his studies in the United States and a 16-year long career in corporate America, Kenyan-American Mr. Hilary Akhaabi, Ph.D, decided to return to his motherland to embark on a new journey, in pursuit of his dream to achieve food security in Kenya.

He identified local talent who share the same vision and possess credentials in trade policy, as well as experience in regional and global trade. Together, they incorporated Indigenous Go Africa Limited (I-Go Africa) a Kenyan based affiliate of Go Africa LLC and began operations in 2021 specializing in rice production.

I-Go Africa’s goal is to offer a sustainable agriculture model through value addition while empowering women and youth among other marginalized groups

Go Africa Global Joins Stanford Seed and the Aspire Business Growth Program

Nairobi, Kenya – March 8, 2022

Go Africa Global endeavors to stay on the cutting edge of technology in the food commodities sales arena internationally.  To that end, our company co-founder and chairman, Dr. Samuel Jones, has seized the opportunity to participate in the African Management Institute’s incubator program, the Aspire Business Growth Program, sponsored by Stanford Seed of the Stanford Graduate School of Business. This Incubator is developed exclusively for Africa’s ambitious business owners and their senior leadership team.  It equips leaders with the core skills, tools, and strategies to grow their businesses, lead teams, and diversify revenue streams.  We are happy for this new development.

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Go Africa® B2B horticulture, fruit, & nut Global Offerings (Avocados, Mangoes, & Macadamia Nuts)

Go Africa,, fully supports sustainable, agriculture, and Food Security initiatives, in concert with our customers, and partners throughout the world.

We would like to provide an overview of our horticulture, fruit, and nut, Commodity products,, ( Mangoes, Avocados, Macadamia Nuts, and other fruits, and nuts, From Kenya, Tanzania, East, and South African regions.  in Kenya and East Africa via, our subsidiary, Indigenous Go Africa, (I-Go Africa),

In concert  with I-Go Africa, we facilitate local transactions for the United Arab Emirates and GCC countries via our subsidiary Go Africa ME, DMCC for a local presence.

For European Union Countries, I-Go Africa is Global GAP certified and can work with our Go Africa Subsidiaries as applicable.

In concert with I-Go Africa, we facilitate local transactions for the Asia, and China  via our subsidiary Go Africa PTE LTD.  for a local presence.

Mangoes

The main varieties of mangoes we can provide are,, Apple,, Kent, and NgoweGo,   Go Africa primarily focuses on exports of  Apple Mangoes, due to their sweet flavor and “melt in your mouth” characteristics  and a texture that is free of fiber.

We can also provide Mango Pulp and Dried Mangoes per request.

Packaging: Our packing size are 4kg corrugated boxes, made from virgin kraft line. The box is of the highest level of hygiene, and free of contaminants. A box contains 7-16 mangoes

Sea Freight: By sea, mangoes are transported in 20 or 40 ft containers,, containing 2,560 or 6000 cartons, depending on the size of the container. We also offer air freight.

Traceability:  Food Safety Standards are key to our processes,, and we ensure our products can be traced back to all of our suppliers, and farms. [sPause sec=2 ePause]

Avocados.

For Avocados: we can supply four varieties which are:  “Jumbo” or “ Kienyeji”, Green sweet, or Fuerte, Hass, and Pinkerton.

PACKAGING:  Avocados are packed in 4kg boxes (carton), with each box holding between 12 to 26 pieces  depending on fruit size. Alternative packing is done in 10kg boxes, or in the latest packaging in plastic crates.

Macadamia nuts

Go Africa, Provides Macadamia nuts, in the following Styles that comprise whole Nuts, Half nuts,, pieces, and chips:,, Style 0,, Style 1 Large, Style 1 Small, Style 4 Large, Style 4 Small, Style 5, and Style 6

Go Africa Macadamia Nuts are packaged  (Vacuum sealed foiled), 11.34kg / 25lbs boxes [

At Go Africa, we endeavor  to improve the countries and markets through sustainability and conservation initiatives.

At Go Africa, We collaborate with our inspection, Q&A, and compliance partners,, (Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS), CCCIC, Global GAP, SGS, the USA FDA, and the USDA), to ensure the highest level of quality throughout the ordering, packaging, shipping and logistics processes.[

Go Africa has launched and implemented a comprehensive food health & safety program, ensuring  its suppliers  and partner facilities are in alignment with the USA foreign supplier verification program (FSVP) rules and processes, in concert with the USA, (Food safety Preventative controls Alliance).  Thus, our customers and partners can rest with assurance that all products exported meet established health and safety protocols for all products that are exported to the USA and Global Markets.

 

We also offer custom and private labeling, packing and packaging options to suit your requirements. contact us for more information.

We also work to increase efficiencies by leveraging technologies such as  E-logistics, and E-bill of Lading,  to provide timeliness and transparency to our customers and stakeholders in the ecosystem.

Let us know how Go Africa can assist your with your requirements for Mangoes, Avocados,, Macadamia Nuts,, and other fruits, and nuts,, or other commodities requirements.

Email us at quotes@goAfricaTrading.com or at, info@I-GoAfrica.com  or call us at +1646-838-1330,  or, +254-205148160

Go Africa receives GlobalG.A.P. accreditation for EU

Nairobi, Kenya – January 02, 2022

Sustainable agriculture and Global food Security are core issues that are top of mind in today’s markets.   To this end, Indigenous Go Africa announces that it has received GlobalG.A.P  accreditation for Horticultural products inclusive of Avocados, Mangoes, fresh fruits, etc.

Indigenous Go Africa (I-Go Africa) led by Hilary Akhaabi, PhD, is pioneering agricultural development and exports for the broad range of Kenya agricultural commodities for the export to the global markets.

“GlobalG.A.P  certification provides unlimited opportunities for trade with the EU and other global markets” states Dr Akhaabi, Lead Director at I-Go Africa. “I-Go Africa is also open any opportunity or partnership that promotes exports in concert with global food security.

About the I-Go Africa

Indigenous Go Africa (I-Go Africa) is a subsidiary of Go Africa Global LLC, a New York-based startup focused on agribusiness enabled by cutting-edge technology.  Https://GoAfricaGlobal.com

 

For More information.

Go Africa Contact:

Dr Akhaabi

+254 20-514-8160

info@I-GoAfrica.com

 

Press Release: Introducing Go Africa FSVP+

Press Release:

From: Dr. Samuel Jones, MD

 

Go Africa implements a comprehensive food health & safety program offering for its suppliers.

In concert with Go Africa Health LLC, Go Africa Global & Go Africa Trading LLC are proud to announce Go Africa FSVP+.

Introducing Go Africa FSVP+:

Go Africa FSVP+, leveraging aspects of the U.S. FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) & Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP), has began the rollout of a customized program adhering to the U.S. FDA & local country standards for the formal registration and certification of its suppliers in Africa and throughout the world.

 

The objective of the Go Africa FSVP+ initiative is to ensure our global customers get the highest quality of commodities, retail products, and related consumables that can be procured via the Go Africa value chain and ecosystem.

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Go Africa has adapted and applied numerous enhancements to the established FSVP standards to ensure increased transparency, compliance, and reporting from its suppliers.

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As part of the Go Africa FSVP+ program, each processed product by a foreign supplier will formally be assigned a FDA registration number.

 

Go Africa has begun the global rollout of Go Africa FSVP+ global to its growing network of suppliers.

For more information:

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Contact Dr. Samuel Jones, MD

Email: GA-FSVPPlus@goafricaglobal.com

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Special notice: the U.S. FDA FSVP is administered by the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) in partnership with the Institute for Food Safety and Health (IFSH) at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), International Food Protection Training Institute (IFPTI) & Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO).

 

 

About Go Africa® Coffee Products (B2B)

Hello welcome to Go Africa Global and Go Africa Trading.

We are a USA based firm located in New York City, with subsidiaries in the UK, the E.U, the Middle East, Asia, and throughout Africa.

We are pleased to announce the relaunch, of our Business to Business offerings for bulk & private label Coffee Beans.

The major objectives of Go Africa Global, are to bring African products and solutions to the world.

Go Africa, seeks to achieve its objectives by Advancing commodities production, processing and  trading operations in Global Markets  (Commercial, Private Label, & Retail) to serve local and global markets cost effectively.   Leveraging a backward integration strategy in concert with our partners, in the ecosystem (Agri-tech). 

Again, We are pleased to announce the relaunch, of our Business to Business offerings for bulk & private label Coffee Beans, Under the following categories:

Go Africa brand, Arabica, Bulk, White Label, and custom blends

Go Africa, brand, Robusta, Bulk, White Label, and custom blends

These products are available as Green bean, roasted, and custom roast options.

We offer, gourmet, blended and single origin, coffees, of the highest quality Arabica and Robusta beans, from East and West Africa

 

We also offer single origin from Cote D’ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda

 

Our Kenyan origin brands, are aromatic,, with notes of berry and citrus.

Our  Tanzanian origin brand, are sweet and fruity,, with notes of cedar.

 

 

All Go Africa Branded products are organically produced,, processed,, and manufactured in Africa, from non-GMO sources,, by our farmers, distributors, cooperatives and partners,, through environmentally sustainable means.

 

At Go Africa, we endeavor  to improve the countries and markets through sustainability and conservation initiatives.

Go Africa Global, is a registered Foreign importer with the USA FDA,, and USDA, thus we can certify all our imported products are certified safe, for sale and consumption in the USA, and throughout the world.

 

At Go Africa, We collaborate with our inspection, Q,&A, and compliance partners,, (Côte d’Ivoire Ministry of Health, Ghana Standards Authority, Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS), CCCIC, SGS, Tanzania Bureau of standards, the USA FDA, and the USDA), to ensure the highest level of quality throughout the ordering, packaging, shipping and logistics processes.

Go Africa has launched and implemented a comprehensive food health & safety program, ensuring  its suppliers  and partner facilities are in alignment with the USA foreign supplier verification program (FSVP) rules and processes, in concert with the USA, (Food safety Preventative controls Alliance).  Thus, our customers and partners can rest with assurance that all products exported, meet established health and safety protocols for all products that are exported to the USA and Global Markets.

 

We also offer custom and private labeling, packing and packaging options to suit your requirements. contact us for more information.

We also work to increase efficiencies by leveraging technologies such as  E-logistics, and E-bill of Lading,  to provide timeliness and transparency to our customers and stakeholders in the ecosystem.

Let us know how Go Africa can assist your with your requirements for Coffee Products, or other commodities requirements.

 

Wherever you are in the world,,, Go Africa branded products are making their way to you

Please visit Our websites at Https://Gofricaglobal.com   and Https://GoAfricaTrading.com, or email us at quotes@GoAfricaTrading.com, or  call us at +16464081915

 

 

Media Alert: Go Africa & the Bunyala Rice Irrigation Project (Kenya) moves forward.

Below is a summary of the events from meetings held on 11-09, and 11-10-2021.

The vision of the 360 Degree Rice to Market initiative moves forward.

Bunyala Rice Irrigation Scheme is set for full mechanization following
an existing partnership initiated by the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce Busia Chapter between Go Africa Limited and Bunyala Rice Scheme-Cooperative Societies.

KNCCI Busia Chapter Chairman, Sylvanus Abungu said the collaboration is aimed at mechanizing the scheme, increase production, achieve high quality yields, set up Modern Rice Milling Plant, Packaging and provide Market for the produce across Go-Africa’s Global Markets.

Mr Abungu was addressing the press outside the County headquarters after leading delegations from Indigenous GoAfrica Limited and Indigo Global Development which had paid a courtesy call to the Office of the Governor.

” Under the partnership, Go Africa will supply farmers with branded fertilizer and have soils tested, mechanization of the scheme to remove rudimentary method that has been operational for over five decades,” Mr Abungu said.

He added that the partnership will target value additions with installation of ultra modern rice milling plant.

Go Africa CEO, Dr Hillary Akhaabi said their aim is to settle for one rice variety which is appealing and to enhance the capacity of farmers to empower them.

CECM Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Dr Moses Osia said that mechanization of the Bunyala rice scheme will meet the big four agenda on agriculture, noting that the value chain of rice will be met.

” Their is need to get high yield rice variety to enable farmers increase rice production even five fold,” he said, and urged the investor to cover other rice-growing regions of Teso North, Teso South and Nambale.

Deputy County Secretary, Evalyne Ikwii said there are big gaps in rice production, thus the need for a paradigm shift to venture into value addition.

Trade Executive, Judith Maketso regretted that Mwea rice scheme was using Bunyala rice which is very unique to blend theirs.

The delegation later proceeded to Bunyala Irrigation Scheme for field visits and further engagements with farmers.

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