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Kenyan shines again in the 2016 Queen’s Award
New pig genetics and AI services introduced
Now your cell helps you identify those plant diseases and pests

Camel Majic at Rimoi Village

It was a strange sight when a herd of six camels arrived in Rimoi Village in Elgeyo/Marakwet County in 2008, to be reared by a farmers’ group. This sparked a demonstration by some villagers,...

New pig genetics and AI services introduced

As demand for pork rises in the country, pig farming is gaining popularity owing to its low capital requirements and high returns. Farmers Choice has come up with innovative ways to support farmers, one...
Donkey to Slaughter or not

The donkey: To slaughter or not to?

Early this year, the first donkey abattoir in the country was opened in Baringo County. Putting up the slaughterhouse in Mogotio Location was however, not a smooth affair from the beginning with a cross...

How to get the best off your dairy cow

If your aim is in rearing dairy cows, you will want to ensure maximum milk production and get some good income. There are a must to do things to be done. Below are some...

Matu Wamae: Dairy farmer in his own class

In a rural setting such as dry Kieni East, you do not normally get a tarmac road off a highway. But at the dusty but busy Chaka market along the Nyeri-Nanyuki road, a smooth...

Now your cell helps you identify those plant diseases and pests .

A new application that enables farmers to identify pests and diseases using their mobile phones and get remedial steps has been developed. The International Crops Research for Semi-Arid Tropic (ICRISAT) and its partners are...

Goodbye aflatoxin

Finally, there is a solution to one of the grain farmers’ worst nightmares. It is going to largely put a check on what has been threatening Kenya’s main staple for years, even leading to...

How to keep out rats and pests from your stores

At the end of every maize harvest, coming mostly towards the end of the year for most farmers in the North Rift, a major issue of concern is post harvest storage and handling of...

Growing broccoli is a lucrative undertaking

It matures within only 60 to 65 days, and with proper strategy and planning, a farmer can grow them three times a year on the same piece of land, while practicing crop rotation, preferably...

Tomato production

Tomato is one of the most important vegetables grown in Kenya. It is a half-hardy, annual sub-tropical fruit vegetable used in salads or cooked as a vegetable, processed into tomato paste, sauce and puree....