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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...

Yoghurt project set to transform dairy farming.

Dairy farmers can now make their own yoghurt in the comfort of their homes, thanks to a new initiative by Jomo Kenyatta University of...

GOVERNMENT PAYS FARMERS FOR LAST YEAR MAIZE DELIVERIES

The Chief Administrative Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture Mr. Andrew Tuimur has announced that the government has remunerated Sh1.4 billion as part of...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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...

Now your cell helps you identify those plant diseases and pests .

A new application that enables farmers to identify pests and diseases using their mobile phones and get remedial steps has been developed. The International...

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 pest ‘spreading rapidly’ wreaks havoc on crops

There is a new threat to maize production. Coming hot on the heels of highly-destructive pests and diseases such as Tuta Absoluta and the...

Tea farmers and staff of factory tree farms to benefit from Financial Literacy programe

About 330,000 smallholder tea farmers and staff of factory tree farms countrywide are set to benefit from Financial Literacy programme be The Kenya Tea...