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Northern Kenyan Poultry Company bags top African award

A chicken processing plant in northern Kenya, Kulamawe Poultry Industries, has scooped one of the five awards in the inaugural Scaling Up Nutrition Pitch...
A Roadmap For Agri-Business Investing In Agricultural Land

A ROADMAP FOR AGRI-BUSINESS INVESTING IN AGRICULTURAL LAND

A New digital platform that provides step-by-step instructions for implementing international standards that recognize and protect land rights has been launched today. The platform- Resource Platform for...
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Budget: More money for Agriculture means more Food Production

An upsurge in population in the cities and the changing dietary inclinations have necessitated increased investment in agriculture. It is, therefore, prudent that the government...
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Sh46m revolving fund to ‘stitch’ agribusiness launched

Africa’s micro, small and medium enterprises in agribusiness have received a boost following the launch of a new revolving fund aimed at boosting their...

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...

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...

Study reveals how to make fish farming more lucrative

More can be reaped from fish farming by increasing the stocking size of fingerlings, a new study by Farm Africa and World Fish has...

Web portal with solutions to farmers from different countries.

The first-ever web-based tool designed to collect and share agriculture and rural development solutions in the developing countries, has been launched by The International...

KSh5b to be used to improve Africa’s soil fertility

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has launched a new programme to protect and improve farm soils in Africa. Known as Afrisoils, the programme, aims...

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...

Prioritise food safety as part of ‘Big Four Agenda’-Greenpeace Africa now tells state

The past few months have seen increased cases of sub-standard food imports into Kenya. From sugar that contains mercury to expired rice, to oil...

World Cheese Awards 2018 opens for entry

The award is open for entry starting September 5, 2018, with organisers-the Guild of Fine Food, expecting a record-breaking 3,500 cheeses to be judged. Dedicated...
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...