Shadrack Agaki

Volunteer

Nairobi, Kenya

About Me

I am an agile and dynamic young Kenyan with considerable Communication and Interpersonal skills, interested in Social Justice. I previously worked as a Personal Assistant to a Member of Parliament at the Kenya National Assembly where I acquired experience in working with legislators and policy makers.

With Food Security being one of the greatest impediment towards attainment of Social Justice, I am committed to forging strategic collaboration and partnerships to enhance Communication for Development by sharing available valuable technologies, knowledge and information especially in Agriculture in order to change the negative attitude towards Agriculture.
Currently volunteering at AgriProFocus Kenya Office in Communication and Marketing Department.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 7 November 2017 at 09:55

The future of youth in Inclusive Agriculture: View Point of Peasant’s Son

Agriculture has become a common song sang from the villages to cities, from village baraza (Meetings) to super high level Meetings in United Nation forums. The attention given to the subject calls for all stakeholders to thoroughly scrutinize how agriculture would positively or negatively affect their lives.

It is evident that agriculture has captured attention of the world because of its double edged potential to either destroy or prosper the world. That if the world is not keen to increase and sustain agricultural productivity, we run a risk of facing severe Food Insecurity given that world population is increasing exponentially and that by 2050 we would click 9 billion people. Fortunately, if we manage to create sustainable and inclusive agriculture, the holy fear of food insecurity that freeze hearts of many every time that imagination appear in mind would disappear into thin air.

The problem

Agriculture has a ve

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya Network Day 2017
Posted 6 November 2017 at 01:06

The Sessions on Kenya Network Day 2017

1. Successful Models of Investing In Climate Smart Agriculture 

In this session,  delegates would have an opportunity to learn of available successful models that can be replicated.  In essence we would want to see delegates creativity and imagination stretched to see possibilities of opportunities in their fields on climate Smart Agriculture.

After the Session we would want delegates : 

Ø To be conversant with sustainable ways to increase agricultural productivity and income

Ø To build resilient and capacity for agricultural and food systems in order to adapt and adopt to climate change

Ø To understand how to reduce greenhouse gases in order to meet national food security and global Sustainable development goals

2.Youth in Agribusiness 

Knowing the weight and significance of youth involvement in Agriculture and previous low uptake of Agribusiness projects; this session is programmed in a manner that would promote agribusiness investment, networking

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 5 November 2017 at 02:35

Agriprofocus Kenya Network day 2017: In Search of New Climate Smart Agribusiness Ideas

In a few days to come, over 400 delegates, investors, academicians and agriculture experts would convene at safari park Hotel Nairobi to explore Climate Smart Agriculture and how it would affect Global food security. Such events are critical now than ever because the impending food crisis requires urgent sustainable interventions from all stakeholders.

Of importance to note should be the significance of events like this Network day, given that there is no man knows enough about any worth while subject to entitle them to feel that they have the last word on that subject; there is need for people to come together through strategic partnership and collaboration to put their efforts in seeking solutions.

Mastermind Phenomenon

The network day will boost the concept of Mastermind phenomenon especially in Agribusiness. This concept was advanced by Napoleon Hill in his book the Laws of Success, in the book he opi

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 2 November 2017 at 11:17

Beyond Temporal Resilience: Why we need to change tact on youth involvement in agriculture

The world population is estimated to be over 9 billion by 2050 with the greatest challenge being food insecurity. With this encroaching danger, efforts by global bodies led by the United Nations to solve the problem have been enhanced. However, I am afraid the effort is not bearing fruits as expected.

Of importance to me is the role of youth in establishing sustainable and resilient agricultural projects. Resilience happens when we are able to put a human face to development interventions- FAO. According to Africa Agenda 2063, Youth and women have been given a prominent role in establishing and sustaining economies in Africa through agriculture. This has also been echoed by the United Nation.

Although there exist new valuable knowledge, technology and skills to help in enhancing productivity in agriculture; either adoption rate has been slow or communication of information has failed.

While attending a con

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 31 October 2017 at 09:07

Smart Water For Agriculture Program: Transforming Lives In Kenya

I have read through a report prepared after SNV’s Smart water for Agriculture (SWA) learning event that took place on 18 September 2017 in Nairobi Kenya; it is clear new technologies in water harvesting, storage, and usage would lead to transformation of lives. This new knowledge and technologies if embraced would lead to eradication of poverty and ensure food security.

In the report one thing is evident – change of tact in SWA programs is necessary if we have to achieve SDGs No. 1,2 &13 . According to National irrigation Board (NIB) in Kenya, The government is re-looking into policies that have existed on irrigation, which have not borne fruits with intention of instituting changes. In fact the government is now seeking to empower and encourage private sector as strategic partners to take a bigger role in spearheading smart Water Agriculture technologies and practices.

Given that Agriculture is a devolved function in Ken

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Anne Marie Kortleve Thanks for sharing Shadrack! I really like your contributions that gives us more insight on how we can make agribusiness work for development!

2 weeks 3 days ago

Shadrack Agaki Anne Marie Kortleve thanks for complement. We all have an obligation to share information that can help the network deliver on its  promise.

2 weeks 3 days ago

Dorina Prech Many thanks for sharing this Shadrack! I also agree with Anne Marie that your contributions provides insights on how we can all work together to make agribusiness work for development. Keep up the good work! 

2 weeks 2 days ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 17 October 2017 at 11:01

Voice for Change Partnership: 'Nothing for us without us'


On 29th September 2017, AgriProFocus, IFPRI, SNV, the Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands in Kenya together with several stakeholders started a journey that will see critical transformation and development in Kenya- the launch of the Voice for Change Partnership project. 

It is clear through available statistics that by 2050 the world population would be over 9 billion and the biggest challenge would be food insecurity. The premonition, if we don’t act on the looming food crisis, many people are going to die of hunger. From human point of view and indeed Africa tradition, dying of hunger is not only painful but also shameful. It is imperative then for everyone to commit to work in order to avert the pain and shame of the encroaching calamity.

The urgency of the solutions to this peculiar problem of food insecurity especially in Africa cannot be underrated. From several researches, it is clear that the Africa continent has latent pote

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