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

Easy-to-use pregnancy diagnosis kit for cows

The long wait to know whether or not your cow is pregnant after insemination is almost over, following the unveiling of a test kit...

Pre-cooked beans exciting business opportunity and boost to nutrition

Machakos County, a semi-arid region of more than a million people, east of Nairobi, is just the place to be. ‘Macha’, to the locals,...

Potato farming under siege from new pest

A new pest poses a major threat to potato farming in the country. Potato Cyst Nematodes (Globodera rostochiensis), commonly called PCN, was first discovered...

Insects, the latest craze in animal feeds sector

While insects are well-known for the critical role they play in the environment and in agriculture, a good number of them often find themselves...

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...

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...

Kenyan shines again in the 2016 Queen’s Award

Three Kenyan girls aged between 18 and 28 are among the winners of the Queen’s Young Leaders Programme award. Domtila Chesang from Kapenguria in West...

Goodbye aflatoxin

Finally, there is a solution to one of the grain farmers’ worst nightmares. It is going to largely put a check on what has...

Astral Aviation and Air France-KLM-Martinair Cargo support Flower Logistics Africa 2016 as key sponsors

Flower Logistics Africa 2016 is pleased to announce Astral Aviation and Air France-KLM-Martinair Cargo as major sponsors for the two-day conference to be held on November...

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...

Govt to use Ksh 2b to support youth in agriculture

The Government has committed Ksh 2 billion to support youth in agriculture, President Uhuru Kenyatta has said. The President said the Ksh 2 billion Youth...

UoN wins at the Nairobi International Trade Fair 2016

The University of Nairobi has won 6 awards at this year’s Trade fair. Position 1 in the stand that best interprets current show theme,...

African Countries that Embraced Agriculture Saw Food Production, GDP and Nutrition All Improve

A decade of intense domestic attention to farmers and food production has generated “the most successful development effort” in African history, with countries that...