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

World Cheese Awards 2018 opens for entry

The award is open for entry starting September 5, 2018, with organisers-the Guild of Fine Food, expecting a record-breaking 3,500 cheeses to be judged. Dedicated...
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...

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...

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...

KENYA TO HOST A MAJOR LIVESTOCK BREEDERS SHOW.

Kenya will again host a Livestock Breeders Show & Sale from 9th -11th August this year at the Jamhuri Park, Nairobi. The event is organised...

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...

The Mobile App that leads you to water and pasture

Picture losing your phone and having to search for it throughout your house… Now imagine if you had to search for it, not only...
KENYA HOSTS OVER 5,000 DELEGATES IN THE 2017 INTERNATIONAL FLOWER TRADE EXPO

Kenyan exports to UK fall

According to the latest study by Overseas Development Institute (ODI) exports to Britain have risen by 15 per cent as per last year. Kenya’s share...

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...
Insect sends chills down the spines of chilli farmers, but there is hope

Insect sends chills down the spines of chilli farmers, but there is hope

One afternoon in September last year, while inspecting their onehectare chilli farm, Mr Daniel Agawo, the general manager of Jim’s Fresh Vegetables, got a...

Mobile application to fight against Fall Armyworm in Africa.

A mobile application has been launched to enable farmers, agricultural workers and other partners to the fight against fall armyworm in Africa. The app by...