BEIJING, (Xinhua) --
Supported by a Chinese start-up business
incubator, Beijing-based Kenyan entrepreneur Edwin Mwenda
currently runs an agricultural solutions project named AHAVAH
(the word for “love” in Hebrew) along with his partner Nelly
In 2014, Mwenda came
to China for further education. He got his master’s degree in
environmental science and engineering at Tsinghua University in
2016, and is now a PhD candidate in political economy at the
University of International Business and Economics.
From his years in
China, Mwenda gained a new perspective on personal career as
well as on the prospect of Africa. What he has in mind is to
provide Kenya and other parts of Africa with advanced,
region-specific agricultural solutions which integrate Chinese
Mwenda hopes that he
could establish a standardized pilot farm in Kenya and with time
promote such farm mode to the greater Africa, so that the
reliance on nature in agricultural production could be reduced.
As far as he is
concerned, what should be brought back to Africa is not just
technology, but also a positive change in the way how locals
live their lives.