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Spray time! Know why no farmer is worried

Farmers across Kenya will be able to carry out timely, professional and safe  application of pesticides and other chemicals on their farms thanks to a new spray programme (SSP) launched today by the Agrochemicals Association of Kenya (AAK) The programme entails training of spray service...

NAKURU AGRITECHTALKS EXCITE YOUTH AND FARMERS

The second AgritechTalks organised by Smart Farmer Africa, publishers of the Smart Farmer magazine in partnership with Nakuru County took off smoothly yesterday. The Opening ceremony was officiated the United Nation's Food and Agriculture organisation (FAO)  Country Representative, Dr. Gabriel Rugalema who said that technology...

African agricultural transformation agenda- Digitalisation is underplayed

Leveraging on technology to increase access to information, could help farmers boost their incomes by up to 60 per cent, and create much needed employment opportunities for youth in the agriculture sector. Although smallholders produce around 70 per cent of Africa’s food supplies, only 60...
There is hope in Agriculture for the youth.

There is hope in Agriculture for the youth.

With the growing level of unemployment, influence in drugs and high crime rate as a result of fruitlessness after many years in school without a proper job or any meaningful income generating project, it is the high time that the young people focus in...

Drones in agriculture

Unmanned aerial vehicles or drones are being used to get visual images of rice fields and to gather information more accurately. Rice researchers have been using drones to collect field data on various indicators of the nitrogen growth status, greenness of the leaf and...

New four-phase kienyeji feed enters market

It is good news for poultry farmers following feeds manufacturer Bidco Land O' Lakes’s unveiling of a four-phase feed, especially made for the kienyeji breeds. The most recent Kenyan poultry census has placed the total number of chickens at 45 million. Some 75 percent (34...

How youth can turn the tables in agribusiness

Many young people see agriculture as boring, tiresome and a dirty job, while their friends do not make things any better with their sly glances whenever one shows an interest in farming. And to the community? The general belief is that those engaged in agriculture...

Web portal with solutions to farmers from different countries.

The first-ever web-based tool designed to collect and share agriculture and rural development solutions in the developing countries, has been launched by The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). The Rural Solutions Portal will promote the uptake of innovative agricultural and rural practices and technologies...
The three innovators from L-R Anastasia Kaschenko, Beth Koigi and Clare Sewell.

Harvesting water from air made easier

Some 700 million people lack access to clean drinking water worldwide, 319 million of them in sub-Saharan Africa. In Kenya, nearly 12 million people do not get adequate clean drinking water. Driven by the spirit of innovation and social responsibility, three young women, Beth Koigi...
Poultry imports slowly crippling the local farmers

Poultry imports slowly crippling the local farmers

Stakeholders of the Kenyan poultry and animal feeds industry registered their worries, about poultry imports into the country. Officials from the Kenya Poultry Breeders Association, Kenya Poultry Farmers Association and Association of Kenya Feed Manufacturers, felt that the government had failed to consider current production...

Don’t waste maize stalks, turn them into nutritious animal feed

What to feed livestock on, especially dairy animals during the dry season when grazing land becomes a dry mass of shrivelled brown grass or patches, is a big challenge for most small-scale farmers. During this period, many farmers resort to using maize stalks and other...

Where tractors take a shower before heading to the farm

On an early morning, when most of us head to the bathroom to ready ourselves to go to work, a different category of “workers” are driven to the showers and cleaned up in unison before heading to the farm. Yes, they report to the...

Northern Kenyan Poultry Company bags top African award

A chicken processing plant in northern Kenya, Kulamawe Poultry Industries, has scooped one of the five awards in the inaugural Scaling Up Nutrition Pitch competition. Only 21 entrepreneurs were selected to compete for the final five categories out of more than 450 entries from...

Blue Economy set to boost Kenya’s fishing industry

Fishing industry is set for growth after years of neglect and near collapse. Kenyan fishermen will benefit more from their work due to the blue economy initiative. Fish stocks have been declining, due to a number of factors including over fishing, changes in temperature, ocean...

Hi am about to go into labour… Suzie your cow.

You are in your sitting room in the evening resting. Suddenly, your phone buzzes. It is a message from your cow Suzie telling you that she is on heat or about to go on labour. Quickly, you alert your farmhands and they get into...