I-Go Africa Showcases Victoria Grain® Rice Products at Kenya Investment International Conference 2023, Representing Busia County

Press Release

Nairobi, Kenya –May 30, 2023

I-Go Africa, a leading agricultural enterprise, is thrilled to announce the inclusion of its highly acclaimed Victoria Grain® Rice products in the esteemed Kenya Investment International Conference, proudly representing the products originating from Busia County. The conference, hosted by the Kenya Investment Authority, is set to take place from May 29 – 31, 2023, at the Safari Park Hotel – Nairobi, Kenya.

The Kenya Investment International Conference is a significant event that brings together prominent investors, business leaders, and policymakers from around the world. It serves as a platform for fostering investment opportunities, showcasing innovative products, and promoting economic growth in Kenya and the broader East African region.


As one of the key agricultural players in Busia County, I-Go Africa has gained recognition for its commitment to excellence, sustainable practices, and high-quality products. The inclusion of their renowned Victoria Grain Rice in the conference’s product display is a testament to the company’s dedication to promoting Busia County’s agricultural sector on a global stage.

Victoria Grain Rice®, a flagship product of I-Go Africa, is renowned for its exceptional quality, distinct aroma, and delicious taste. Cultivated in the fertile lands of Busia County, this premium rice variety has gained popularity among discerning consumers, both domestically and internationally. Its consistent quality, superior nutritional value, and sustainable farming practices have made it a preferred choice for individuals, restaurants, and food industries alike.


By featuring Victoria Grain® Rice at the Kenya Investment International Conference, I-Go Africa aims to attract potential investors, distributors, and partners interested in collaborating with Busia County’s agricultural sector. The conference provides an ideal platform to showcase the diverse range of opportunities available in the county, with Victoria Grain Rice serving as a prime example of the region’s agricultural prowess and potential.

As a socially responsible enterprise, I-Go Africa is committed to empowering local farmers, ensuring fair trade practices, and contributing to the sustainable development of Busia County. By participating in the Kenya Investment International Conference, I-Go Africa strives to forge meaningful partnerships, share its success stories, and create avenues for growth and prosperity in the region.


Visit the Kenya Investment International Conference website at https://kiico.invest.go.ke/ for more information on the event and to explore the wide array of innovative products showcased by I-Go Africa and other prominent exhibitors.

About I-Go Africa

I-Go Africa is a leading agricultural enterprise operating in Busia County, Kenya. With a focus on sustainable farming practices and the production of high-quality agricultural products, I-Go Africa strives to contribute to the economic growth and development of the region. The company’s flagship product, Victoria Grain Rice, has garnered acclaim for its superior quality, nutritional value, and ethical sourcing. Visit: https://goafricaglobal.com/i-goafrica/ for more information.

For media inquiries, please contact:

Dr. Akhaabi

+254 20-514-8160


About Victoria Grain® Rice

Victoria Grain® Rice is available in various sizes ranging from 5kg to 50kg for both wholesale and retail customers. Visit  https://wp.me/Pa94C5-3Y8    for more information.

More about Indigenous Go Africa (I-Go Africa)

Indigenous Go Africa (I-Go Africa) led by Hilary Akhaabi, PhD, has been operating in the rice value chain for the last two years, pioneering rice production in Kenya by providing mechanized services, value addition services, and sourcing for markets for farmers. I-Go Africa, led by Hilary Akhaabi, PhD, owns a fleet of tractors and harvesters to ensure its goals are reached, and also provides management services to tractor owners to help them maximize their revenues.

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


For More information.

Go Africa Contact:

Dr Akhaabi

+254 20-514-8160



I-Go Africa Launches Victoria Grain® Rice 1kg bags for the Kenya & East Africa consumer markets.

Nairobi, Kenya –May 06, 2023

Indigenous Go Africa has marked a significant milestone in its bid to become a leading producer of rice in Africa by launching Victoria Grain® Rice 1kg bags in Kenya and East Africa consumer markets. The brand is expected to become a household name across Africa, offering locally grown and produced rice.

Victoria Grain Rice, kgs is currently available at the following retail locations in Kenya.

  • Kibuye Matt in Kisumu
  • SAMCO Supermarket In Siaya county
  • Amalo Group in Kisumu

And will be available at the following retail locations in Kenya by 28/4/2023

  • Frankmatt in Busia (info@Frankmatt.co.ke)
  • Peshmatt in Bumala
  • Mama Watoto in Kakamega

With this launch, we expect Victoria Grain to be a staple in households across Africa with rice that is locally grown and produced.

Victoria Grain® Rice is available in various sizes ranging from 5kg to 50kg for both wholesale and retail customers. This launch into the modern retail trade market is an achievement for I-Go Africa and comes at the right time. Visit  https://wp.me/Pa94C5-3Y8    for more information.

With this launch, I-Go Africa is well on its way to achieving its goal of revolutionizing rice production in Africa while providing a locally grown and produced product that meets the needs of the East African consumer market.

Indigenous Go Africa (I-Go Africa) led by Hilary Akhaabi, PhD, has been operating in the rice value chain for the last two years, pioneering rice production in Kenya by providing mechanized services, value addition services, and sourcing for markets for farmers. I-Go Africa, led by Hilary Akhaabi, PhD, owns a fleet of tractors and harvesters to ensure its goals are reached, and also provides management services to tractor owners to help them maximize their revenues.

About the Indigenous Go Africa

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

For More information.

Go Africa Contact:

Dr Akhaabi

+254 20-514-8160



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



DigiFarm Kenya LTD Contact:

Omondi Kasidhi

Director, DigiFarm Kenya LTD

Safaricom PLC email OKASIDHI@Safaricom.co.ke

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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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Welcome Ms. Miriam Otipa to the I-Go Africa team! (Kenya)

Organizational Announcement

We would like to take this opportunity to introduce Ms. Miriam Otipa to I-Go Africa as the Chief agronomist & production manager. Kindly join us in welcoming her to the team.  Miriam will be responsible for performing agronomy, process mapping assessment and reporting across all operations within the Rice Production operation unit. She will report directly to the CEO.

Ms. Miriam Otipa will also work in collaboration and co-operation with the Head of Operations, Rose Alukhome to develop, implement and manage production plans and systems of I-Go Africa.  In order to fully understand the cropping plan for each year and create work plans for all machinery, and farm inputs.

Reporting into Ms. Miriam Otipa will be the marketing manager Mr. Kobare.

For More information Email: Info@I-Goafrica.com


About Go Africa® Rice Agribusiness Operations

Hello Welcome to Go Africa Global

We are here today to provide an overview of our Rice Commodity products, and our rice production and processing operations, in Kenya and East Africa via, our subsidiary, Indigenous Go Africa, (I-Go Africa)

For this 3-phased initiative,, We have  partnered with the Kenyan National Irrigation Authority, which manages the infrastructure within, All rice schemes, including Bunyala Rice Scheme where the I-Go Africa Rice production operations are located.

Via Go Africa Trading and its business to business operations, and its E-Commerce platform, we provide the Global Markets different varieties of Rice products.  We currently offer  Sindano,  Basmati, and Jasmine rice varieties, in 25 kg, and 50 kg sizes.

Additionally via, (I-GoAfrica),  a subsidiary of Go Africa Global, we have  partnered with Magombe, Multipurpose Cooperative Society, and Busia Chamber of Commerce,  to drive sustainable agriculture, and drive value addition for Rice production and Rice Milling operations.

It is a 3-phased initiative, aimed at increasing yield, improving quality of the produce, and promoting, and marketing rice of Bunyala Rice Scheme.

We endeavor to produce up to 6 tons per day of retail ready, rice products for the local Kenyan, and East Africa Markets.

As part of phase 1, we partnered with CFAO, Agrigroup to produce and co-branded, Baraka fertilizer to ensure supply of this essential material in our rice production operations with our partners. Phase 1, has been successful and been underway for the past 5 months.

As part of phase 2, which is currently underway, we have partnered with CMC for tractors and Sanja Farm Machinery for the agricultural implements. The Field deployment of farm equipment for the production and harvesting of Rice has been underway for 2 weeks.

For Phase 3, the implementation and operation of the Rice Mill is currently underway with support of our Kenyan financial partners, ABSA Bank, NCBA, and Prime Bank. Our planned operational Date is some time in Q4 2022.

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), CCIC, 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 Rice Products, or other commodities requirements.

Email us at quotes@goAfricaTrading.com or at info@I-GoAfrica.com or call us at +1646-838-1330  or, +25420,5148160


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.