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Agritech Solutions and Delphy join Latia as shareholders

In Africa, and particularly in Kenya, both agriculture and horticulture are developing rapidly. There is a great need for the development and implementation of knowledge. Latia (www.latiaresourcecenter.org) located in Isinya, Kenya, is addressing this rapidly increasing demand for knowledge and skills by offering practical training and advise to farmers and agribusinesses. The training and advice includes relevant local knowledge and is geared towards the real challenges farmers and agribusinesses are facing in Kenya and surrounding countries.

The joining of Agritech and Delphy as shareholders will strengthen the capabilities of LAS to support farmers and agribusinesses across Africa and create a dynamic knowledge infrastructure. Latia will gain access to a large pool of expertise and innovative developments in the field of agriculture and horticulture, relevant to Africa. This will help Latia to accelerate the knowledge development and implementation from a local (Kenyan and African) perspective, adding the strengths of the new shareholders.

Agritech Solutions Ltd is a subsidiary of Eclectics International, a software company that works in banking automation in 24 countries in Africa and with over 200 major banks. Eclectics is one of the companies in Atlantis Group which has interests in Agriculture, Real Estate, Energy and Transportation. Eclectics formed Agritech Solutions to expand its presence in African AgricultureTogether with other Atlantis Group Companies, Agritech innovates on technologies to improve farmers’ access to finance, inputs and markets in Africa. Building on its proprietary ICT technologies and on the extensive network of the Atlantis Group Agritech has an ambitious goal of supporting over 5 million farmers in Africa in five years.

Delphy is an independent advisory and research partner for the plant sectors. Delphy’s activities are aimed at advice, training, research and projects, both in the Netherlands and abroad. By continuously deploying innovative and contemporary knowledge and services, Delphy creates added value for entrepreneurs. Delphy employs more than 220 advisors, researchers and project leaders and develops practical knowledge by conducting research at several privately owned locations. In this they usually collaborate with partners.

For more information:
www.delphy.nl
www.latiaresourcecenter.org

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