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Covers news and events happening in the the Farming and Agribusiness sector.

Easy-to-use pregnancy diagnosis kit for cows

The long wait to know whether or not your cow is pregnant after insemination is almost over, following the unveiling of a test kit...

Pre-cooked beans exciting business opportunity and boost to nutrition

Machakos County, a semi-arid region of more than a million people, east of Nairobi, is just the place to be. ‘Macha’, to the locals,...

Potato farming under siege from new pest

A new pest poses a major threat to potato farming in the country. Potato Cyst Nematodes (Globodera rostochiensis), commonly called PCN, was first discovered...

Insects, the latest craze in animal feeds sector

While insects are well-known for the critical role they play in the environment and in agriculture, a good number of them often find themselves...

Growing maize not profitable for smallholders, study shows

A recent report by researchers in the agricultural sector paints a grim picture of how farmers of this staple crop continue to earn negligible...

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Finding the ever elusive success in dairy farming

Dairy farming is a rewarding investment but majority of the people treat it too casually to realize any meaningful gain, observes Mwai Karenga, a...

Cassava peels as livestock fodder

Cassava is gaining serious recognition these days. Aside from being food for humans and a possible alternative to maize as an industrial crop...

Is sugar beet the solution to Kenya’s sugar woes?

For years now, Kenya has been grappling with a litany of crises that continue to afflict the sugar sector. They range from low production,...