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Greening arid Turkana the Israeli way

Mention Turkana County and what spring to mind are images of a vast barren land where the only surviving vegetation is the drought-tolerant acacia...

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...

Potassium: The forgotten soil nutrient that is key to increased yield

September of 2016 is a month Mr Partimayo Katamoki is not likely to forget soon. It was his season for a bumper harvest far...

Growing spinach and overcoming challenges for good returns.

Spinach is a vegetable, whose market is always guaranteed locally, and it fetches better prices than similar vegetables such as kale. However, many...

Why you need to switch to chisel ploughing

Good land preparation is a key factor in good crop yields. Wellprepared soil ensures good water retention and drainage, as it controls weeds and...
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...

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...

Macademia is as precious as gold in the world of nuts

They are tasty, exotic nuts rich flavour. And, in the world of nuts and berries, they are almost as precious as gold. These are...

Maize Farming in Kenya

Maize is the staple food in Kenya. Large as well as small-scale farmers produce the crop and a large percentage of the population depends...

Growing maize not profitable for smallholders, study shows

A recent report by researchers in the agricultural sector paints a grim picture of how farmers of this staple crop continue to earn negligible...

Facts about Fertilizers and their Application

Some facts to note from KARI The mineral nutrient content and solubility of a fertilizer in water determines its efficiency. How it works is...
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,...

Main sticking points in GMO debate

Genetically modified foods are derived from organisms whose genetic material has been changed in a way that does not occur naturally. Changes in DNA...

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...

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...