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The pain of loss and anguish of donkey owners

A donkey to many people is just but another animal that does not raise any interest or thought. In fact, to some it is a...

Crop Farming

Bag technology that could keep cassava fresh for days unveiled

The first-ever all-Africa post-harvest congress and exhibition was held in Nairobi in March. It was organised by a consortium of universities, research and development...

Drones in agriculture

Animal Farming

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Global Experts Meet to Develop Fall Armyworm Emergency Plan for Africa

About one hundred experts from African governments, international and national agricultural research organizations, non-governmental organizations, national plant protection organizations and donor agencies will from...

Easy-to-use pregnancy diagnosis kit for cows

The long wait to know whether or not your cow is pregnant after insemination is almost over, following the unveiling of a test kit...

Device for drying cassava peels to make high value animal feed

Another interesting innovation showcased during the Postharvest Congress and Exhibition was Nigerian Dr Iheanacho Okike’s machine for drying and grading cassava peels. The innovation, which...

Secrets of getting maximum return from Macadamia tree

Despite macadamia being a lucrative cash crop, many farmers do not receive maximum returns, due to errors of omission and commission, says agriculturist Wambui...

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Pastoral Households Facing Drought In Six Counties To Get Insurance Payouts

About 12,000 pastoral households facing drought in six counties are set to benefit from nearly Ksh 215 million in insurance payouts plan by Government...

AFRICAN GOVERNMENTS & GODAN AGREE TO HISTORIC DECLARATION IN KENYA FOR COMPREHENSIVE OPEN DATA...

The Global Open Data for Agriculture & Nutrition (GODAN) initiative together with the Government of Kenya and 15 African Ministers have agreed to a...

New DNA machine set to improve plant breeding.

A new DNA sequencing machine that is set to revolutionise plant breeding in the country, was recently unveiled at the Nairobi-based African Orphan Crops...

Insects, the latest craze in animal feeds sector

While insects are well-known for the critical role they play in the environment and in agriculture, a good number of them often find themselves...

Potassium: The forgotten soil nutrient that is key to increased yield

September of 2016 is a month Mr Partimayo Katamoki is not likely to forget soon. It was his season for a bumper harvest far...

Tips

Feeding your cows on too much grains can be dangerous

Feeding is key in a dairy enterprise. High-yielding animals require a lot of energy to sustain their bodies and produce at the desired level....