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A chat with Davis & Shirtliff CEO on what the firm has on offer...

Recently, Davis & Shirtliff announced big price cuts on a variety of products to make this Easter celebration a little more special for many...

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...
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....

Wastewater could be solution for water scarcity in agriculture

Waste water could hold the key to increased food production, says the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). The UN body notes that effluent from...

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...

Where tractors take a shower before heading to the farm

On an early morning, when most of us head to the bathroom to ready ourselves to go to work, a different category of “workers”...

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...

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...