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photo Elgon Kenya Director and Agrochemical Association of Kenya representative Bimal Kantaria, deputy Chief Executive Officer, KEPSA, Martha Cheruto, Industrialist and Entrepreneur Chris Kirubi, Chief Administrative Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Linah Jebii Kilimo, and Bayer East Africa Limited Managing Director, Laurent Perrier, with part of the consignment during the presentation of Deltamethrin pesticide to the Kenyan Ministry of Agriculture. The pesticide will help to eradicate the locusts that have ravaged the country and region for the better part of 2020.

Bayer donates Ksh100m pesticides to fight desert locusts

According to the latest Pesticide Reference Group (PRG) report, the Kenya received 120,000 litres Deltamethrin valued at Ksh70 million, with Uganda getting 50,000 litres of the Decis ULV, valued at Ksh30 million. The insecticide will treat 170,000 hactares of plantations in the two countries. “More than 10 million people in East Africa are facing an acute food shortage due to locust plagues. With the planting season fast approaching, the menace still looms large. We...

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Partnership to ease 2.2-billion litre shortage of dairy products

A partnership between five companies could see an increased production of milk in six counties across Kenya. Corteva Agriscience, Land O’Lakes Venture37,...

Women dairy farmers set to benefit from a Ksh 37.5 million boost for milk production

At least 5,000 women small holder dairy farmers in Kenya stand to benefit from a new partnership aimed at boosting milk production...

Nutribio products, the secret Dairy farmers are using to boost milk yields

Kenya’s dairy sector has tremendous potential for growing the economy, job creation, and boosting food security. The sector contributes...

DESIGNER CATTLE THAT ARE PERFECT ‘MODELS’

European producers are now increasingly using genomics to grow superior and highly efficient cattle herds, and get premium prices for both milk...

Poultry

What to Consider Before Starting a Kienyeji Chicken Enterprise

Chicken farming, whether the indigenous or broiler breed, draws in as much interest and loathing in equal measure from those who have succeeded or...

Fishery

Tips on how to be successful in Tilapia farming.

One of the most popular species in fish farming in various parts of the country is the delicious tilapia. Tilapia are a group...

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Nakuru launches mobile-phone based mechanisation school for farmers

To take knowledge closer to farmers and improve the quality of their produce, Nakuru County has partnered with a private player to...

New technology to increase maize yields in western Kenya

Farmers in western Kenya are set to benefit from the use of cutting-edge digital tools to monitor agricultural soil health conditions, and...

Global showcase expected as farmers and food industry players meet in Africa’s largest virtual food show

Food industry players and farmers will from next week attend the first-ever virtual edition of the Africa Food Show.

20,000 Kenyan Farmers to be trained in sustainable agriculture practices

Twenty thousand farmers, youth and agriculture communities in Kenya stand to benefit from training programmes on sustainable agriculture practices to be launched...

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USIU-Africa wins grant to document the impact of Covid-19 on food systems

The United States International University-Africa (USIU) is among ten institutions which will receive an International Development Research Center (IDRC) Covid-19 rapid...

12 counties to benefit from EU-funded market access upgrade

Small-scale farmers in 12 counties are set to benefit from a multimillion-shilling European Union (EU) funded project that aims at enhancing market...

Women dairy farmers set to benefit from a Ksh 37.5 million boost for milk production

At least 5,000 women small holder dairy farmers in Kenya stand to benefit from a new partnership aimed at boosting milk production...

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Bayer donates Ksh100m pesticides to fight desert locusts

According to the latest Pesticide Reference Group (PRG) report, the Kenya received 120,000 litres Deltamethrin valued at Ksh70 million, with Uganda getting 50,000 litres of the Decis ULV, valued at Ksh30 million. The insecticide will treat 170,000...

In vertical farming, she found her true calling- Ensuring that no one goes hungry

At the age of nine, Josephine Favre uttered the words of her passionate dream:  “When I grow up, I am going to feed Africa.” Interestingly, the little child was then thousands of miles away...

Rest of the world

Good news for flower and horticulture sectors

There is a glimmer of hope for both the flower and horticultural sectors, as demand in the international markets begins to bounce...

Kenya sends ‘scents of hope’ in 300 bouquets of flowers to the UK

Kenya has sent a special consignment of 300 bouquets of flowers to the United Kingdom, as a sign of solidarity and compassion...