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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...
Agrico and Multicrop are installing new Centre pivots on 1500 ha of Sugar Cane at Mansa Sugar in Northern Zambia

Farmers in Zambia and the surrounding countries to be offered with irrigation and farming...

Two organisations,Agrico together with Multicrop are set to offers farmers in Zambia and the surrounding countries, state of the art irrigation and farming equipment,...

Global Experts Meet to Develop Fall Armyworm Emergency Plan for Africa

About one hundred experts from African governments, international and national agricultural research organizations, non-governmental organizations, national plant protection organizations and donor agencies will from...
New vaccine to counter Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia Disease launched

Feeding your cows on too much grains can be dangerous

Feeding is key in a dairy enterprise. High-yielding animals require a lot of energy to sustain their bodies and produce at the desired level....

Worrying levels of Aflatoxin

Aflatoxin prevalence is so acute in Kenya that some major industries would be forced to shut down, if international standards were to be strictly...

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...

A grain silo that’s godsend to smallholders

Storing a smallholder’s grain, especially maize, for the family’s consumption, has always been a major challenge, with weevils, rats and all sorts of pests...
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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...

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...

Optimising protein use of high production dairy cattle

It is estimated that by 2020, the annual demand for milk and dairy products in the developing countries will stand at 391 million tonnes....

Coffee Farmers enjoy high returns.

Over 42,000 farmers,members of 12 Farmers’ Cooperative Societies (FCSs) in Nyeri, Murang’a, Embu, Kirinyaga, Kiambu and Meru County, received a combined amount of Sh630million...
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...

Unique red fleshed apples hit the Australian apple market.

IFORED Consortium members have developed and harvested new apples with coloured flesh, from pink to intense red. The production, developed under the Kissabel® project, is...

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...

AFRICAN GOVERNMENTS & GODAN AGREE TO HISTORIC DECLARATION IN KENYA FOR COMPREHENSIVE OPEN DATA...

The Global Open Data for Agriculture & Nutrition (GODAN) initiative together with the Government of Kenya and 15 African Ministers have agreed to a...