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ANIMAL FEED FROM GRASSHOPPERS

In a small room at a university in Nakuru County, two researchers are working on a unique innovation that is set to boost food...
Signing of Memorandum of Understanding between the partners of the new AGCO Agribusiness Program on 25 September. From left to right: Simon Mwangi, CEO/Founder The Bridge Africa Group Ltd, Kenya; AGCO’s Nuradin Osman; Dr George Njenga, Dean, Strathmore Business School and Dr Andy Wilcox, Head of Crop & Environment Science, Harper Adams University, UK.

New Agribusiness course open to students throughout Africa

About 25 African students aged 20-30 will benefit from a new agribusiness course known as the AGCO Agribusiness Program (AAP) and thereafter get job...

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...

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...

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...

Tilapia virus disease

Once thought to be disease-resistant, tilapia is being ravaged by a new virus that has seen a big decline in its population in Egypt...

How resilient farmers are beating climate change.

With the effects of a changing climate being deeply felt, farmers in Machakos County are adopting ingenious ways of coping with the vagaries of...

Phone Apps for Smart Farmers.

The surge in smartphone ownership is riding on the back of the over 90 per cent mobile penetration in the country, according to...

A wind-cum-solar dryer that can dry fish day or night.

When her husband died in 2013, Ms Leonida Awiti inherited a fishing boat and a net. Like most of the other inhabitants of Muhuru...

Tips to milking your cows the right way

Milking is one thing many farmers take for granted, yet experts say it determines the quality and quantity of milk production, as well as...

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...

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...

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SECRETS OF BETTER YIELDS IN GROWING POTATOES

Many Kenyan farmers harvest five to seven tonnes from an acre, according to available statistics. This is by far short of the optimal yield...

Vegetables saved my life and keep me healthy

He is one of the few people in the world who suffer from Dermatological Myositis, an auto immune disease, which is a devastating illness....

Tips on how to curb Armyworm

Recently, FAW has spread to Southern and Eastern Africa and has brought havoc to maize farmers. In Kenya, the fall armyworm (Spodopterafrugiperda) is becoming a...

New rapid pregnancy test technology

Livestock farmers in Kenya can now easily confirm pregnancy in cows, following the introduction of a new rapid pregnancy test technology. The advanced “RapidVisual Pregnancy...

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