Resilient Agriculture Innovations for Nature (RAIN) – Phase 1

We have partnered with the Shockwave Foundation and the Munich Re Foundation on the Resilient Agriculture Innovations for Nature (RAIN) challenge. RAIN aims to convert seed-level innovative agricultural ideas that are meeting resilience needs in East Africa and scale them to sustainable business ideas of interest to private investors and funders. Nine projects were chosen as the phase 1 winners. They will receive mentorship, communications and MEL support throughout 2024.

Drain to Gain (D2G)

Road runoff harvesting for nature-based farming project in Makueni County, Kenya

Ecorich solutions

Ecorich Solutions developed the WasteBot organic waste decomposer machine that uses artificial intelligence and takes 24 hours to convert harmful waste into affordable organic fertiliser that is 70% cheaper than normal fertilisers.


Vermicomposting for sustainable production of organic fertiliser using food waste and empowering refugees

Farm to Feed: Tackling food waste in Kenya

Farm to Feed uses a digital platform to sell farmers’ imperfect and surplus food to customers.

Preparation of nano-fertilisers based on waste from agriculture and industries

Converting sludge into nano-fertilisers

Carbon farming for agricultural and environmental sustainability and profitability (CAFESUP)

The CAFAESUP project is a carbon financing initiative for landowners and farmers.

Resilience through regeneration

Itanya Africa Group prioritises regenerative farming practices that work in harmony with nature by promoting biodiversity, improving soil health, and enhancing ecosystem resilience.

Transforming agriculture for sustainable futures

Empowering communities through innovative and nature-positive practices in Kikube and Hoima Districts