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

Stakeholders concerned about the government’s unilateral decision to adopt genetically modified crops

Stakeholders concerned about the government’s unilateral decision to adopt genetically modified crops

A number of players in the agricultural sector are demanding for a multisectorial dialogue and participation processes whenever policy positions are made in regards...
New sorghum beer boon for farmers and industry

New sorghum beer boon for farmers and industry

Sorghum is wealth, was the message to farmers during the launch of a research paper on the crop, that shows how the previously ignored...

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...
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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...

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...
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...

Pain of importing commodities, and how it’s killing agribusiness

Over the past few years, Kenya’s neigh - bours have been aggressively carrying out what experts call ‘predatory pricing’ on special commodities and crops,...
Fight against Fall armyworm in Kenya ‘mobilised’ with new Government text messaging campaign

Fight against Fall armyworm in Kenya ‘mobilised’ with new Government text messaging campaign

A new weapon in the fight against the Fall armyworm (FAW) caterpillar in Kenya has been launched giving millions of smallholder farmers free expert...

Where does that fruit salad you eat come from? Experts warn that it is...

When was the last time you asked about the source of that fruit salad you enjoy after every meal? Are the tomatoes and kales...