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Month: January 2021

How to grow and market Gooseberry.

Oblivious of the bitter cold, Mr Stephen Mwanzia, a farmer, tends to a fruit crop whose value to many Kenyans remains unclear. Together with his…

Women and youth in Nakuru earning a living through chicken rearing

With the declining jobs in Kenya, and especially in urban areas, women and youth in Nakuru County have taken to rearing chickens to earn a…

Milking made easy

Mr Wilson Kirwa is an eldoret-based farmer who has discovered the convenience and advantages of milking machines. He has joined that breed of Kenyan producers…

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,…

Tips on making the most use of sunlight on your farm

There are various approaches that can be used to get the best out of sunlight on the farm. The most basic approach that you can…

How to conserve water on the farm

With the weather forecasts indicating less than normal rains this season, farmers must conserve enough water to cater for the whole season. Effective water collection…

Agroecological farming to boost smallholder food production

Climate risks pose serious threats to Kenya’s sustainable development goals. According to estimates from the US Agency for International Development (USAid), by 2030, climate variability…

Hungry for change: An open letter to African governments

In 2020, the entire world knew what it was like to be hungry. Millions of people went without enough, with the most desperate now facing famine. At the…

Country’s export vegetables gets a boost with new project in four counties

    Country’s export vegetables gets a boost with new project in four counties By Jackson Okata The County Government of Nakuru in partnership with…

New project addresses antibiotic-resistance challenge

By Jackson Okata The National Antimicrobial Stewardship Inter-agency Committee (Nasic) is piloting a health project to create awareness, inspection, prevention and control of pathogens resistant…

Testimony: Growing coffee still profitable

Youthful Nyawira Njiraini, keenly inspects the coffee cherries on her quarter-acre plot in Kiratina Village, Kirinyaga County, and breaks into a smile. The information and…

Importance Of Dog vaccination

By Mwangi Mumero Dog bites are responsible for 99 per cent of all cases of human rabies and a study by researchers at the International Livestock Research…

HASS AVOCADO FARMING READY FOR TAKE-OFF

It is common to spot rickety trucks in Karangi Village of Gatanga, Murang’a County, crisscrossing the chilly hamlet, picking up avocado fruits in the evenings…

Caring for livestock during the rainy season

Many parts of the country are experiencing above-average downpours. This has led to flooding in some areas, ravaging both animal and human lives. In some…

Quality semen now available to increase farmers productivity

Farmers can now access high quality semen and AI services, at very affordable prices from leading semen producer, Kenya Animal Genetic Resources Centre (KAGRC)

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