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Pest attacks set to rise due to climate change

pest attacks are bound to increase as climate change adversely affects agriculture, researchers at the International Centre for Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE) in...

KENYA TO HOST 2017 INTERNATIONAL FLOWER TRADE EXPO

Flower industry fraternity will converge in Nairobi for a three-day International Flower Trade & Exhibition that opens on Wednesday June 7, 2017, at Oshwal...

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...

Simple ways of controlling banana wilt

Simple practices such as destroying infected plants, removing the male buds and disinfecting farm tools are effective measures of controlling the devastating banana wilt...

Pepino Melon- the hidden treasure.

It has a light-yellow to light-green skin, with purple strips. When ripe, its flesh is golden yellow with a cucumber or melon-like texture. The Pepino...

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...

AFRICAN GOVERNMENTS & GODAN AGREE TO HISTORIC DECLARATION IN KENYA FOR COMPREHENSIVE OPEN DATA...

The Global Open Data for Agriculture & Nutrition (GODAN) initiative together with the Government of Kenya and 15 African Ministers have agreed to a...

Tractors for hire at the click of your phone

In Nairobi and other towns in Kenya, a new trend is catching on – the Uber phenomenon. Today, many people who had never used...

New pig genetics and AI services introduced

As demand for pork rises in the country, pig farming is gaining popularity owing to its low capital requirements and high returns. Farmers Choice...

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...

Main sticking points in GMO debate

Genetically modified foods are derived from organisms whose genetic material has been changed in a way that does not occur naturally. Changes in DNA...

Honey Care launches new product line to create market for smallholder farmers

Honey Care Africa has launched A new range of re-branded honey and healthy snack products. David Gachoki, Chief Executive Officer, Honey Care while unveiling the...

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...

Climbing bean: A quick money Spinner

Mr Finelius Irungu has finally found his dream crop – climbing beans. For years, this tea farmer in Murang’a County had been going through...

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...