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World-first Hands Free Hectare project plants and harvests without operators on the machines

The Hands-free Hectare projects free Hectare project in the UK has successfully harvested a hectare of winter wheat using their autonomous combine harvester, without...
The three innovators from L-R Anastasia Kaschenko, Beth Koigi and Clare Sewell.

Harvesting water from air made easier

Some 700 million people lack access to clean drinking water worldwide, 319 million of them in sub-Saharan Africa. In Kenya, nearly 12 million people do...

Bidco Poultry Centre a first in Kenya.

Bidco Land O’ Lakes started operations in Kenya in August 2015 in Nakuru. The company has continued to improve feeds quality and productivity by...

Counties seek solution to green gram market crisis

A few months ago, farmers in four green gram producing counties - Kitui, Makueni, Tharaka Nithi and Meru - were a happy lot. The harvest...

University takes bold steps into the future with mushroom growing.

The mushroom is a plant whose benefits to the body and mind are numerous. It also affords an excellent revenue generation opportunity for those...

Solar-powered solution for farmers who get nothing due to failed rains.

He walked into the venue of the recent East African Digital Farmers’ conference in Nairobi, a rather nondescript young man, dressed in blue slacks...

Reasons farmers have been experiencing low milk production

In April, a Smart Farmer team set out on a big mission. We wanted to find out why we were hearing so many voices...
KOFI ANNAN : BELIEVED IN AFRICA CAN FEED ITSELF

KOFI ANNAN : BELIEVED AFRICA CAN FEED ITSELF.

As the world mourns the death of Former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan, who passed away August 18 2018 after a short illness,...
Farmers to benefit from Liquid Telecom’s roll out of Sigfox Internet of Things (IoT)network across Kenya

Farmers to benefit from Liquid Telecom’s roll out of Sigfox Internet of Things (IoT)network...

As farming with precision sweeps across the continent, farmers are looking for technologies to maximise the economic and environmental benefits of precision farming. Farmers will...

State to launch Distinct Areas for Animal Export

Livestock farmers in Kenya will benefit from a government initiative, that will seek to identify specific areas to be utilised, for production of livestock...

WORLD’S VEGETABLES PRODUCTION TO FALL IN 20 YEARS

Vegetable supply in the world could decline by a third in the next 20 years if urgent action is not taken to battle climate...

Do you know of a country with a call centre for farmers? – India

Indian farmers dial the toll-free telephone number 1551 to get specialists advice positioned at 84 call centres across the Asian country to answer questions...

TIPS ON STARTING YOUR OWN PERMACULTURE GARDEN

Many people visit restaurants or friends and one look at their beautiful gardens suddenly awakens a resolve in them to emulate them, or maintain...

METHIONINE, INDISPENSABLE IN POULTRY FEEDS

Poultry diet has enhanced a lot over the years. Though there are improvements made on the dietetic features, a lot many nutritional problems are...

MILKING ROBOTS ON KOTUTS FARM

They can tell you what to expect from your herd days before any visual signs appear, keeping you in the know and giving you...