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Strawberries, the big discovery keeping Nyeri households merry

They are never broke. With the demand for strawberries remaining high and the supply low, farmers in Nyeri County’s Karatina-Sagana Scheme area, continue to...

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Huge market for tech that can digitalise African agriculture

The digital services market that supports African smallholders in Africa, which could be worth more than €2 billion (US$2.26bn) remains untapped, a new...

Orange-Fleshed Sweet Potato Campaign a Success

Millions of families in Africa and South Asia are at a lower risk of vitamin A deficiency after a six-year campaign to...

Zetech to Offer Agribusiness Training to Avocado Farmers

Following the realisation early this year that Kenya cannot supply the Chinese market with the quantity and quality of avocados that the Asian country...

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DAIRY

Seven Steps To Making Silage

Surplus green forage such as Napier grass, maize trimmings or grass should be conserved for use during the dry seasons.

Insure your cow to avoid heartbreak

Losing your dairy animal can be very traumatising. It could not only impact on your daily milk production, but also on your whole livelihood....

Using ICT to monitor cow signals and improve productivity

A majority of dairy farmers in Africa perform badly due to poor record keeping and information management. Managing records...

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Pests,Diseases and Advice

PEST & DISEASES

How to use agrochemicals correctly

“When you first receive a product, ensure you check the expiry date and if it has expired, return it to the manufacturer. He...

Pig disease ravaging Chinese herds

African Swine Fever (ASF), the deadly disease that has been ravaging China’s pork industry, has spread right across the entire Asian country.

Raising healthy chicken free of antibiotics and pathogenic bacteria

The population in East Africa like any other developing country is rapidly growing and is characterized by rural-urban migration. With more...

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AGRI-TECHNOLOGY & MECHANISATION

“Vipimo” Internet of Things Platform for Large Scale Farmers Keen to Lower Their Cost of Operations

Vipimo is a sensor subscription service for farmers who need to make data-driven decisions around water, climate, mobility, and performance of their physical operations.

Make Your Own Charcoal in Six Hours Without Cutting a Tree

The felling of trees to burn charcoal has often been blamed for the mass destruction of forest cover and damage to the environment.

Factors and Tips to Consider When Drilling a Borehole?

 The 6 step process on setting up a borehole: Carry out a geological survey to find a...

Seven Steps To Making Silage

Surplus green forage such as Napier grass, maize trimmings or grass should be conserved for use during the dry seasons.

7 questions you should ask yourself before starting a new greenhouse

Greenhouse farming is a fast-growing trend in Kenya with many small and large scale farmers investing in the technology. Before the introduction...

Africa and the Rest of The world

Africa

Zetech to Offer Agribusiness Training to Avocado Farmers

Following the realisation early this year that Kenya cannot supply the Chinese market with the quantity and quality of avocados that the Asian country...

An online network for women agripreneurs

Over 400 women signed up to Africa’s first online platform for female agripreneurs, which was launched in Nairobi, during the 1st AWAN-Afrika Continental...

Yvonne shows you how to be a successful farmer...

Becoming an exporter was not on the mind of Yvonne Otieno when she leased a one-and-a-half acre farm to grow crops. All...

What producers and exporters need to know before exporting...

Kephis, the government parastatal responsible for the quality of agricultural inputs and produce, has lately introduced new requirements to guide avocado farmers and traders...

Rest of the world

Pig disease ravaging Chinese herds

African Swine Fever (ASF), the deadly disease that has been ravaging China’s pork industry, has spread right across the entire Asian country.

Kenya signs agricultural working group pact with the Netherlands

Kenya and the Netherlands yesterday signed the terms of reference for their bilateral cooperation in agriculture. The Cabinet Secretary for...