• Data-driven agro-innovation in California’s Central Valley and Kenya’s Rift Valley

    An ESRC funded project, based jointly at the LSE Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa and the Department of International Development.

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Our project uses a political economy approach to examine digital innovation and the commercialization of digital data in agriculture across two inter-connected field-sites: Kenya’s Rift Valley and California’s Central Valley. It seeks to understand how different players (Tech and Agritech firms, farmers, farm workers, traders and Agribusinesses, policy-makers and donors) collaborate or compete to advance societal innovation while at the same time, furthering their own ideas and interests.

Every economy is a developing economy struggling to seize control of the technological edge.


Navigate on the interactive geographic map to explore the statitics of a tale of two green valleys project