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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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

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

 

About Go Africa® Fertilizer production, and sales operations

Hello, Welcome to Go Africa Global,

We are here today to provide an overview of our Fertilizer production, and sales operations, in East Africa, and West Africa.

In Kenya,, via our Kenyan Subsidiary, I-Go  Africa,, we have partnered with CFAO group, (Toyota Tusho), to bring to market fertilizers, that are crop specific based on region-specific, soils tests.

Go Africa fertilizers, are blended in Africa, for African soils and are proven to increase yields across various crops.  We believe each crop deserves the right, balanced, nutrition, to grow and sustain high levels of productivity., The fertilizers we market are determined to be the right choice for the given crop, and are designed to provide for an optimum yield.

We are currently offering fertilizers for planting and top dressing for the following crops for sale throughout East Africa.

Go Africa fertilizers, for  Cereals  crops such  as maize, horticulture, vegetables, legumes and also Go Africa fertilizers, for  sugar cane,  Potato,  coffee, rice and tea.

Go Africa also has established Fertilizer operations in Ghana and Tanzania, please contact us with your requirements and let us know how we may assist in these markets.

Visit our website at Go AfricaGlobal.com, or GoAfricaTrading.com, for more information, or Email us at quotes@goAfricaTrading.com or at info@I-GoAfrica.com or call us at +1646-838-1330  or, +25420-5148160  and let us know how Go Africa can assist your with your requirements for Fertilizers, agricultural equipment, or other agricultural, or commodities requirements.

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.

Go Africa Partners with Hello Tractor to Digitize Agricultural Production in Kenya

Nairobi, Kenya – October 31, 2021

Sustainable agriculture is largely driven by interconnected systems across the value chain.  To this end, Go Africa Global announces its newly formed partnership with Hello Tractor, an AgTech company that connects tractor owners to smallholder farmers in need of tractor services. Both companies have come together to leverage their synergies to put forward solutions that will digitize agricultural production in Kenya.

We are thrilled for the opportunity to form yet another strategic partnership that will bring about a boost in the productivity levels of smallholder farmers across Kenya,” said Jehiel Oliver, CEO & Founder, Hello Tractor. “We’re confident that this partnership will yield positive results within Kenya’s agricultural sector, hereby supporting the fight against hunger and enhancing global food security.”

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.

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About Go Africa® (B2B) Product Offerings

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 EU. the Middle East, Asia, and throughout Africa.

We are pleased to announce the relaunch, of our Business, to Business, offerings for bulk, and private label,  Commodity Products, Via our Go Africa Trading subsidiary,, We currently offer the following Commodities in Bulk and Private Label,  Raw Cocoa Beans,, Cocoa Powder, Cocoa butter, Cocoa Mass, and Cocoa Nibs Products. in addition, we provide, Green Coffee beans, Raw, and processed Cashews, we also offer GMO, and None, GMO, Corn,   soybeans, and soybean Meal. and  Barley, Kidney Beans, peanuts, Macadamia Nuts, Tiger Nuts, we also provide, Rice, Sugar Sorghum,    Wheat, Wheat Flour, and Roasted Coffee.

Thus, whether you are a small, medium, large or enterprise sized, Broker, Food processor,, chocolatier, Confectioner, or distributor,, Go Africa could be your collaborative partner for the products, and solutions that your organization are seeking.