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Tilapia virus disease

Once thought to be disease-resistant, tilapia is being ravaged by a new virus that has seen a big decline in its population in Egypt...

Crop Farming

Phone Apps for Smart Farmers.

The surge in smartphone ownership is riding on the back of the over 90 per cent mobile penetration in the country, according to...

Animal Farming

Excessive use of antibiotics threat to livestock

About 40 to 80 per cent of the antibiotics used on livestock are not necessary, experts say. The misuse of drugs on animals and...

Tilapia virus disease

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The conference also coincides with the launch of GODAN’s initiative the Agriculture Open Data Package (AgPack.info)

Nairobi to host Ministerial Conference on Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition and...

Nairobi is set to host a high profile agri-conference,convening business leaders and governments from the G77, including 100 Agriculture Ministers from 14th – 16th...

Farmers to benefit from insurance schemes

President Uhuru Kenyatta said the Government has introduced a crop insurance scheme to cushion farmers from adverse weather conditions. The President disclosed that the insurance...

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...

How Sh3,500 found on road turned around a pig breeding project

Five years ago, Joseph Kariuki was a troubled farmer to the point of wanting to give up his dream project of pig breeding. It...

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Pre-cooked beans exciting business opportunity and boost to nutrition

Machakos County, a semi-arid region of more than a million people, east of Nairobi, is just the place to be. ‘Macha’, to the locals,...

Tips to milking your cows the right way

Milking is one thing many farmers take for granted, yet experts say it determines the quality and quantity of milk production, as well as...

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...

Yoghurt project set to transform dairy farming.

Dairy farmers can now make their own yoghurt in the comfort of their homes, thanks to a new initiative by Jomo Kenyatta University of...

How resilient farmers are beating climate change.

With the effects of a changing climate being deeply felt, farmers in Machakos County are adopting ingenious ways of coping with the vagaries of...

Tips

A chat with Davis & Shirtliff CEO on what the firm...

Recently, Davis & Shirtliff announced big price cuts on a variety of products to make this Easter celebration a little more special for many...