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Month: March 2021

Act quickly to save Kenya’s Lakes and fish, urges Greenpeace Africa

The piles of dead Nile Perch that have been washing up on the shores of Lake Victoria in Uganda and Kenya and Lake Nakuru are…

How to grow apples

Mr John Munya pulls a metal hanging on a wire on his quarter-acre apple farm in Kimumu, Uasin Gishu County, and it bursts into a…

President Uhuru orders lockdown in Nairobi, Kajiado, Machakos, Nakuru and Kiambu as Covid infections surge

By Walter Odhiambo President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday painted a grim picture of how fatal the third wave of Covid-19 is, revealing that Kenya had…

How to deal with ticks on your livestock

Of all the animal parasites, ticks are one of the most stubborn. They are a menace and can cause havoc. They transmit some of the…

Why you should consider Kuroiler chicken

Kuroiler is a rural-specific, multicolu­ored, dual-purpose bird. It was developed through selective and controlled crossing of high yielding indige­nised poultry germplasm. Keggs Farm in India…

KCAA to effect drone charges after approval

Kenyan farmers wishing to use drones can now breathe a sigh of relief, following the passage of a new set of regulations on unmanned aircraft…

Kuroiler chicken farming

Mrs Teresia Ng’ang’  sells to her latest customer a batch of her day-old chicks , then makes her way back to the coop where she…

Part 2: Broiler house designs

The design should facilitate productivity and profit. Some factors to consider when building a poultry house include: Choosing the site: Dr Dhia Alchalabi, a poultry…

Housing preparation for broilers

Rearing chickens for meat (broilers) is a venture that is worth trying out. Broilers grow fast and are ready for slaughter at 20 weeks. Also,…

How to grow turmeric

Despite the lucrative returns of over Ksh500,0000 from half-anacre, turmeric is not as widely grown by Kenyan farmers as other high-value crops in the medicinal…

Millions of farmers get digital payments   

Digital financial transfers and vouchers will now be the new mode of payments adopted by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) to at least 10…

Can agriculture overcome its own water problems?

Agriculture requires a great deal of water. In fact, it uses 70% of the world’s freshwater supplies. For centuries farmers have found ingenious ways of…

How to dry your fruits and where to sell them

Maureen Ochieng has been a farmer in Siaya for the last five years. But it is in the last two years that she has realised…

A fatal attraction that controls the devastating fall armyworm

A fatal attraction that controls the devastating fall armyworm A recent scientific study found that a proprietary blend of naturally occurring moth attractants, is effective for controlling the fall…

SunCulture named to Fast Company’s annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2021

Off-grid solar technology company among top-ranked companies in the Most Innovative European, Middle Eastern, and African companies category  On March 10, 2021, SunCulture was named…

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