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Saturday, November 25, 2017

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...

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...

Pest attacks set to rise due to climate change

pest attacks are bound to increase as climate change adversely affects agriculture, researchers at the International Centre for Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE) in...

Simple ways of controlling banana wilt

Simple practices such as destroying infected plants, removing the male buds and disinfecting farm tools are effective measures of controlling the devastating banana wilt...
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...

Coffee Farmers enjoy high returns.

Over 42,000 farmers,members of 12 Farmers’ Cooperative Societies (FCSs) in Nyeri, Murang’a, Embu, Kirinyaga, Kiambu and Meru County, received a combined amount of Sh630million...

KENYA TO HOST 2017 INTERNATIONAL FLOWER TRADE EXPO

Flower industry fraternity will converge in Nairobi for a three-day International Flower Trade & Exhibition that opens on Wednesday June 7, 2017, at Oshwal...
Agrico and Multicrop are installing new Centre pivots on 1500 ha of Sugar Cane at Mansa Sugar in Northern Zambia

Farmers in Zambia and the surrounding countries to be offered with irrigation and farming...

Two organisations,Agrico together with Multicrop are set to offers farmers in Zambia and the surrounding countries, state of the art irrigation and farming equipment,...

Zebra melon turning out to be a real money spinner

This fruit has many names and both farmers and consumers have yet to settle on the most appropriate one. But they at least agree...

A grain silo that’s godsend to smallholders

Storing a smallholder’s grain, especially maize, for the family’s consumption, has always been a major challenge, with weevils, rats and all sorts of pests...

Drying produce to boost quality and shelf-life

With up to 30 to 40 per cent of the food we produce going to waste after harvest, efforts to prevent these losses are...

Yieldwise: Rockefeller’s US$130m food loss and food waste initiative

For years, many organisations and governments have focused on food production, where use of quality seed; application of fertilisers and boosting of soil quality...

Two-hour ‘catwalk’with fashion supermodel, now superfarmer on her farm.

She has shared the catwalk with the likes of international supermodels Tyra Banks and Naomi Campbell, has travelled to some 33 countries across the...

Flooded roads breathe life into farms

In these times of drought and climate change, with water scarcity becoming prevalent, it is imperative that we harvest and save whatever little water...

How intercropping helps farmer during dry periods

Shrinking land, recurring drought and poor prices due to glut are major impediments to agribusiness. But one farmer in Nyeri County has found a...

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Vital tips from urban dairy farmer’s success

for the rest of the month and year and tell mAs we drive on the dirt road off Kiminini shopping centre, in Trans Nzoia...

State-of-the-art hatchery in Naivasha for indigenous chickens

It takes a 15-minute drive from Naivasha Town to reach this highly guarded farm with a conspicuous ‘Mbwa Kali’ sign at the main gate. In...

Potato farmers to benefit from new Nyandarua reasearch and production centre

Potato farmers are set to benefit from the construction of a research and production centre in Nyandarua County, which will guarantee farmers quality, climate,...

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