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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...

New pest ‘spreading rapidly’ wreaks havoc on crops

There is a new threat to maize production. Coming hot on the heels of highly-destructive pests and diseases such as Tuta Absoluta and the...

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...

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...

Governments urged to set up Agricultural Production and Processing Zones

County and national governments have been urged to consider setting up agricultural production and processing zones where investors willing to invest in food production...

Tea farmers and staff of factory tree farms to benefit from Financial Literacy programe

About 330,000 smallholder tea farmers and staff of factory tree farms countrywide are set to benefit from Financial Literacy programme be The Kenya Tea...

The wonders of radish for your health and pocket.

At about one-and-a-half feet tall, the evenly distributed vegetation beckons from a distance. And as you get closer, they appear to be changing in...

Aphids, the sap sucking disasters

It is a common sight in many crop farms that cause a lot of irritation, distress and disappointment – vegetable leaves or plants curl...

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...

Worrying levels of Aflatoxin

Aflatoxin prevalence is so acute in Kenya that some major industries would be forced to shut down, if international standards were to be strictly...