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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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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...

Optimising protein use of high production dairy cattle

It is estimated that by 2020, the annual demand for milk and dairy products in the developing countries will stand at 391 million tonnes....

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...