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

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...
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,...
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...

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...

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...

Farmers to benefit from insurance schemes

President Uhuru Kenyatta said the Government has introduced a crop insurance scheme to cushion farmers from adverse weather conditions. The President disclosed that the insurance...

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...

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...

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...
Maize plantation

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...