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Bag technology that could keep cassava fresh for days unveiled

The first-ever all-Africa post-harvest congress and exhibition was held in Nairobi in March. It was organised by a consortium of universities, research and development...

How to make your own natural pesticides

The best time to spray is early in the morning and evening to avoid disintegration from the sun and to killing predators and beneficial...

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...

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...

Excessive use of antibiotics threat to livestock

About 40 to 80 per cent of the antibiotics used on livestock are not necessary, experts say. The misuse of drugs on animals and...

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value added expo and science congress

Value addition and innovation were themes that rung out simultaneously at the Kenyatta International Conference Center during the better end of May, where a...

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...

Device for drying cassava peels to make high value animal feed

Another interesting innovation showcased during the Postharvest Congress and Exhibition was Nigerian Dr Iheanacho Okike’s machine for drying and grading cassava peels. The innovation, which...