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Vegetables saved my life and keep me healthy

He is one of the few people in the world who suffer from Dermatological Myositis, an auto immune disease, which is a devastating illness....

Tips on Growing Sunflower

Sunflower constitutes one of the most important oil crops marketed in Kenya . It is growth habits are either dwarf or tall The tall...

Did you know pigeon peas can either make or break marriages?

Grown by farmers across the country, legumes feature regularly on many Kenyan dinner tables. Unknown to many, one particular legume has held a special,...

Tractors for hire at the click of your phone

In Nairobi and other towns in Kenya, a new trend is catching on – the Uber phenomenon. Today, many people who had never used...

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...

Flower farming not only for the rich

Maize, beans, wheat, potatoes, coffee and tea are among crops grown by just any farmer. But when one thinks of flowers, what comes to...

SECRETS OF BETTER YIELDS IN GROWING POTATOES

Many Kenyan farmers harvest five to seven tonnes from an acre, according to available statistics. This is by far short of the optimal yield...

The World’s Rice Bowl protected forever.

The world’s largest rice collection has received permanent funding that will ensure the numerous different rice varieties are saved forever. The agreement between the International...

Prioritise food safety as part of ‘Big Four Agenda’-Greenpeace Africa now tells state

The past few months have seen increased cases of sub-standard food imports into Kenya. From sugar that contains mercury to expired rice, to oil...

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...
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...

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...

Fair deal for coffee farmers

Coffee farmers under Fairtrade agreements received between eight and 26 times higher prices than those not affiliated to the global body, researchers at the...

Tips on how to grow coffee

  The coffee plant is a warm weather crop that can grow to a height of between 16 and 40 feet. In most plantations the...

Maize Planting Guide

Good farmers are getting over 40 bags per acre by practicing good husbandry, using hybrid seed and fertilizers. You can do this also if...