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Kalro launches app to give farmers instant rainfall info

Farmers across Kenya will now be able to get information on rainfall patterns within their regions at the touch of a button on their phones. Through the Kenya Agricultural Observation Platform (KAOP), they will obtain accurate information on rainfall across all regions. The app, which has been developed by the Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organisation (Kalro), with support from the World Bank, will provide data on probable rainfall amounts in...

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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...

Improved practices boost milk production in Nakuru County

Dairy farmers in Nakuru County have recorded increased milk production and sales in the past two years, due to the adoption of...

Cow comfort equals more milk: what to do

Cow comfort is the cornerstone to a longer and productive lifespan of the animal. A healthy cow will produce more milk and live...

Do you know why your cow may not be calving?

Reproductive failure or infertility in dairy cattle is a common problem that many farmers have to deal with. Some have quit the...

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Village Knowledge Centre empowers Kangundo farmers

A village in Kangundo, Machakos County, is thriving because of a most unlikely form of farming - growing grass. Muisuni Village, which...

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...

The power of unified digital agricultural services

Digital agricultural services can be valuable in multiple ways to the cultivating smallholders and a range of other stakeholders in the agriculture...

How to spray and get the most from your crops

Most farmers have already completed planting and are now preparing for the next major task – crop protection through responsible spraying with...

Agribusiness & financing

7 expert tips on financing your agribusiness

Lack of finance has commonly been cited as one of the key barriers to agriculture for the youth of Kenya. However, stakeholders...

Food firm helping farmers sell produce amid Covid-19 crisis

Vegetable and fruit farmers can now access markets for their produce following a request by Twiga Foods Ltd for supplies of fresh...

App makes recipes out of wild food plants

With the enhancement of technology and modernisation of agriculture, a new tool to help farmers identify, harvest and prepare wild foods from...

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Social distancing’ in poultry can reduce antibiotic use

Animal producers have been urged to adhere to proper spacing or ‘social distancing’ to help reduce the use of antibiotics, which end up in the plate of chicken that we consume, posing a food safety risk.

NGO lauds court for halting maize imports

Greenpeace Africa has praised the High Court’s decision to halt maize imports into Kenya. This, the organisation says, gives the government a chance “to reconsider its decision and make the right choices by prioritising...

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...