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This is an interesting project that has potential to improve the livelihood of farming communities while limiting soil degradation and contributing to their restoration. The approach to introduce the MiniPlants to new communities seems well thought and to have proven to be successful. The project is also already connected with public partners in Kenya which is a plus. The potential challenges seem well understood (e.g. regulations, weather) with options already identified to address them. It is also very interesting that the traditional fertiliser companies have been identified as potential partners in this project rather than competitors.
Interesting and well-rounded proposal. It would be interesting to see a photo of the prototype and to have more elaboration on how it works. It is not clear if it is an add on to tractor or if it is a standalone structure.
The proposal has a high potential for impact using a proven model. The proposal would be strengthened by a clearer understanding of regulatory approvals needed for the mini-plants and how the business model was able to cope with impacts of droughts and floods. Also, has there been any backlash from fertiliser companies or political obstacles?
More effort could be made with making a more compelling case – besides the anecdotal case of Mr. Kibuchi, what data supports your claims? What are the observed benefits to farmers in Mwea? How much increase in yield? Reduced costs? This is crucial evidence that is missing.
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