Project Madaraka, a business unit at Amiran Kenya has the objective to develop a new approach to providing credit to farmers to purchase productive use agricultural assets in Kenya. This report details the key lessons that the Madaraka team have learned from approximately 50 credit sales, including both small growing farmers and SME agribusinesses.

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A new Rocky Mountain Institute report, Minigrids in the Money: Six Ways to Reduce Minigrid Costs by 60% for Rural Electrification, describes the barriers that minigrids currently face in reaching this potential and lays out a prospective pathway to address them and to bring minigrids to scale. The promise of minigrids is illustrated by looking at two typical and neighboring off-grid communities in central Nigeria.

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This analysis confirms that electricity use is interconnected through complex causal relations with multiple dimensions of socio-economic development, viz. income generating activities, market production and revenues, household economy, local health and population, education, and habits and social networks

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