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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....

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...

The pain of loss and anguish of donkey owners

A donkey to many people is just but another animal that does not raise any interest or thought. In fact, to some it is a...
New vaccine to counter Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia Disease launched

Feeding your cows on too much grains can be dangerous

Feeding is key in a dairy enterprise. High-yielding animals require a lot of energy to sustain their bodies and produce at the desired level....

New Community Land Act: A big relief to pastoralists, farmers and investors

A study carried out by Tegemeo Institute of Agricultural Policy and Development showed that the country’s legal framework and institutions that govern community land...

Retired envoy learns from farming’s painful first lessons

The two hundred metre stretch from the main gate to Mwaura  Kirore’s family house at Maragua in Murang’a is lined  by well-tended flowers and...

How Sh3,500 found on road turned around a pig breeding project

Five years ago, Joseph Kariuki was a troubled farmer to the point of wanting to give up his dream project of pig breeding. It...

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...

Finding the ever elusive success in dairy farming

Dairy farming is a rewarding investment but majority of the people treat it too casually to realize any meaningful gain, observes Mwai Karenga, a...

10 uses of eggshells you did not know …

It is hard to believe that those shells we throw away, immediately after breaking actually have uses. Egg shells contain a very high amount...

Is sugar beet the solution to Kenya’s sugar woes?

For years now, Kenya has been grappling with a litany of crises that continue to afflict the sugar sector. They range from low production,...

Tips to milking your cows the right way

Milking is one thing many farmers take for granted, yet experts say it determines the quality and quantity of milk production, as well as...
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...

ANIMAL FEED FROM GRASSHOPPERS

In a small room at a university in Nakuru County, two researchers are working on a unique innovation that is set to boost food...

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...