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Day: February 27, 2021

eProd, a system that enables consumers to trace the origin of the produce they purchase

By Clifford Akumu cakumu@smartfarmerkenya.com Few buyers, if any, can tell exactly where their produce has come from. Many are easily deceived by the sight of…

IITA-led banana breeding project develops modern track and tracing system

Tagging products with barcodes for easy price retrieval in supermarkets is now a regular practice that is often taken for granted. However, scientists from the…

Growing families through fruit farming

By Mercy Ngigi. Down the hill in Maguguni Village in Kambiti, Murang’a County, lies Ms Felister Wanjiku’s beautiful homestead. As you walk up the hill,…

Humans vital despite AI crop pest and disease control

BY MIKKEL GRUM mikkel@scarab-solutions.com Technological advancements in pest and disease scouting are transforming a labour-intensive sector into a more efficient and data-driven one. As artificial…

How can we stop farmers becoming extinct

The average age of a farmer around the world is spiralling ever upwards, and these essential, frontline workers are at real risk of dying out….

Why farmers should consider Friesian cows

By Clifford Akumu Dairy farming is still arguably one of the most lucrative enterprises in the country, if it is properly done. Kenya has over…

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